Saudi Arabia cooperates with Huawei to cultivate ICT talents

The Saudi Digital Academy (Saudi Digital Academy) has now signed a memorandum of understanding with Huawei on cultivating local talents, Xinhua News Agency quoted Saudi Arabia’s official news agency as saying. The agreement, signed by Mohammed Al-Suhaim, CEO of the Saudi Digital Academy, and Steven Liu, Deputy CEO of Huawei's Technology Investments in Saudi Arabia, during the international technology conference LEAP, aims to promote the kingdom's digital transformation to realize Saudi Vision 2030.

Through the Huawei-certified information technology and communications certificate program, Saudi Arabia is expected to train about 8,000 Saudi talents who will specialize in artificial intelligence, cloud computing, network security, and 5G network usage. In the coming years, the two parties will also jointly organize the annual Huawei Middle East Information Technology and Communication Competition in 2021, coordinated by the Saudi Ministry of Communications and Information Technology.

In addition, Saudi Arabia and my country will also hold some other knowledge exchange activities. For example, Huawei will provide certification to 100 Saudi trainers through the training program of the academy. It is worth mentioning that China is currently Saudi Arabia's largest trading partner. Saudi Arabia also recently announced billions of dollars in new investments in the metaverse, blockchain, and other futuristic technologies.

According to the memorandum, the college will receive certificates and employment opportunities upon participation in the program. Another goal of the partnership is to train people to develop Huawei services in Saudi Arabia. According to the Saudi Press Agency, the agreement was signed at the LEAP Technology Forum in Riyadh.

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