Huawei and Arab Open University partner to provide ICT training courses to students

Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Arab Open University to deliver training and certification programs to the university’s students via Huawei Authorized Information and Network Academy program (HAINA).

Present at the signing of the MoU was Zhaoliang (Liam), President of Huawei Gulf North Region and Mr. Rico Lin, Huawei Kuwait CEO, and on behalf of Arab Open University, Prof. Mohammad Al-Zakari, President of Arab Open University, and Dr. Yousef Al Ebraheem, advisor of Economic Affairs to HH the Amir of the State of Kuwait?AOU Board of Trustees Member.

Through this partnership, Arab Open University and Huawei will cooperatively work together to offer students Huawei ICT Academy training and certification programs through the HAINA initiative that meet the local students’ requirements and further help to build the ICT capacity and talent in Kuwait by upskilling local talent. Additionally, Huawei will provide Huawei Certification Academy Instructor (HCAI) training for the university’s professional instructors for each course direction.

The University will provide classroom and other teaching facilities to accommodate Huawei ICT equipment for the program, and will also embed the HAINA certification courses in its curriculum, liaise with local networking industry to deliver the training programs across a wider outreach of population in the ICT industry within Kuwait. Both parties will monitor the Haina programme and offer suggestions for continuous improvement, explore opportunities for alliances, and seek to address the ICT skills requirements within the Qatar ICT landscape.

Zhaoliang (Liam), President of Huawei Gulf North Region, said: “Huawei is committed to building local talents, the future leaders of Kuwait, which will help to strengthen the country’s ICT ecosystem, in turn contributing towards the country’s ambitions to build its digital economy and drive national digitization. The Huawei ICT Academy is a successful format that is deployed around the world, providing world-class education in the most relevant ICT fields. We are very pleased to work with Arab Open University to offer our training programs in Kuwait.”

Prof. Mohammad Al-Zakari, President of Arab Open University, said: “The Arab Open University was founded on the idea that every talent being in the Arab world has the right and capability to contribute to the national development in their country. The ICT sector is now more important than ever before to develop the smart evolution of countries and contribute to the growth of their economies. Working with Huawei to provide essential training in this field will enable our students to learn critical skills that will enable them to contribute towards digitization initiatives throughout the region.”

Arab Open University and Huawei will work cooperatively to monitor the HAINA program and offer suggestions for continuous improvement. They will also continue to explore other opportunities for alliances between the two organizations in order to address the ICT skills requirements within Kuwait and further have positive impact in shaping the future of Kuwait Leaders.

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