Huawei gets MDeC talent development award
By Digital News Asia November 26, 2013
- Recognised for equipping students, professionals and academics with pertinent ICT skills and expertise
- Huawei opened its Global Training Centre in Cyberjaya to train 20,000 engineers on an annual basis
NATIONAL ICT custodian the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) has presented Huawei with the ‘ICT Industry and Talent Development in Malaysia’ award, recognising the company’s contribution to nurturing ICT talent in the country.
Huawei first established its business in Malaysia in 2001, providing its technologies to all major telecom operators in the country. To support the long-term sustainable growth of the Malaysia telecom industry, Huawei has provided training to transfer its knowledge to the local market, MDeC said in a statement.
“MDeC actively engages with key industry players and Institutions of Higher Learning (IHLs) to develop industry-relevant talent,”said its chief executive officer Badlisham Ghazali.
“Huawei, as one of MDeC’s exemplary partners, not only significantly contributes to the development of the ICT industry in Malaysia, it is also committed to further equipping Malaysian students, professionals and academic staff with pertinent ICT skills and expertise,” he added.
Huawei Malaysia CEO Mike Wang said: “It’s a great honour for Huawei to receive this prestigious award from MDeC and to be so strongly endorsed and recognised by the Malaysian Government.
“Huawei’s development in Malaysia benefits from the rich local ICT skilled workforce, the government’s policy towards foreign investment, and the superb investment environment. Huawei is committed to nurturing more ICT talent in Malaysia and to making an even greater contribution to the local economy,” he added.
In 2011, Huawei signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with MDeC which underlined the company’s commitment to providing ICT training to 10,000 Malaysians to support the development of the telecommunication sector over the next five years.
Within the agreement, Huawei has agreed to provide equipment to Malaysia Super Corridor (MSC), Malaysia Knowledge Workers Development Centre (KDC), and to several local universities to open training labs and accredited test labs.
In 2012, Huawei opened its Global Training Centre in Cyberjaya to train 20,000 engineers on an annual basis. In June 2013, Huawei and MDeC signed a MoU to jointly promote the Digital Education solution in Malaysia’s primary, secondary, and tertiary education systems. To date, Huawei has established scholarships with 18 Malaysian universities.
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