Lebanon team to participate in Huawei ICT Competition 2022 global finals in June

- The Lebanese team ranked second in the Huawei Middle East ICT Competition finals - Huawei rewards Lebanese students for excelling in Middle East ICT Competition

The Lebanon team which has been ranked in second place in the 5th Huawei ICT Competition Middle East region will participate in the global finals of Huawei ICT Competition 2022 to be held in June. Huawei recognized the Lebanese students for their outstanding performance in the regional finals during a ceremony where winners received certificates and valuable prizes.

The Lebanese team ranked in second place in the Huawei Middle East ICT Competition finals including Alain Nohra of AUST, Mohamad Dabaja of Lebanese University, Christina Raad of Notre Dame University–Louaize, and their tutor, Gaby Abou Haidar, ranked second in the Huawei Middle East ICT Competition 2021. Pia El Houssaini and Charbel Sarkis of Arab Open University – Lebanon and Ali Haidar and Ali Mroueh of Al Maaref University also excelled in the finals.

The Huawei Middle East ICT Competition has received tremendous support from Bassel Al-Ayoubi, General Director of the Ministry of Telecommunications, Johnny Corm, Lebanon Minister for Telecommunications, and Dr. Roger Achkar, Dean, Faculty of Engineering at the American University of Science and Technology (AUST).

General Director of the Ministry of Telecommunications, Bassel Al-Ayoubi, said, “We are proud of the Lebanese teams for their achievements during the ICT Competition and for representing Lebanon on a global stage. The youth play a large role in the future of Lebanon’s socio-economic growth. Competitions such as the Huawei Middle East ICT Competition support Lebanon’s ambitions of promoting innovation, nurturing homegrown talent, and fostering a supportive environment for the ICT sector.”

Dr. Roger Achkar, Dean, Faculty of Engineering at the American University of Science and Technology, said, “We appreciate the support accorded by Huawei to our university and other institutions in Lebanon. We have seen over the years the positive impact of the ICT Competition on our ICT training programs. The demand for ICT talent continues to rise, and we want to maintain such partnerships and support Lebanon’s digital transformation.”

Aiden Lee, CEO of Huawei Lebanon, said, “We congratulate the Lebanese teams for exemplary performance at the ICT Competition and we are confident they will excel in the final stage. The demand for advanced ICT skills in Lebanon is rising exponentially as businesses embrace digitization. We will continue working with our partners to help accelerate the talent pipeline in the country to help the country to realize its goals.”

Launched in 2017, the Huawei ICT Competition has witnessed the participation of over 75,000 students across the Middle East and today has become one of Huawei’s most influential competitions. Last year, the company collaborated with more than 20 ministries and 442 institutions, with over 15,000 students participating in the competition.

As a leading global ICT solution provider, Huawei advocates for an open shared ICT talent ecosystem that benefits all parties. In 2013, Huawei launched its ICT Academy, a school-enterprise cooperation project that involves higher education institutions, to help build that talent ecosystem. Over the past eight years, Huawei has invested heavily in exploring practices with universities and colleges and replicating successful experiences. Huawei has built a talent supply chain covering the entire learning, certification, and employment process by deepening the cooperation mechanism between universities and enterprises, promoting industry development, and innovating talent development models based on enterprise requirements

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