Huawei, in collaboration with HEC, is launching the 3rd edition of its ICT competition in Pakistan. Huawei has invited colleges and universities in Pakistan to participate in the ICT competition to promote the ICT industry technology certification and develop the local ICT industry talent and ecosystem. This announcement was made at an opening ceremony held by Huawei, which was attended by Mr. Saif Chi, CEO Huawei Pakistan CEO, Mr. Tariq Banuri, Chairman Higher Education Commission, and Dr. Shafqat Mahmood, Federal Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training.
Along with the ICT competition, Huawei has also collaborated with the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan to launch the Huawei Authorized Information and Network Academy (HAINA) program. This program provides opportunities to promote studies of advanced technologies through R&D and adopt Huawei’s globally renowned university-enterprise cooperation model.
The ICT Competition will help enhance the quality of future ICT professionals In Pakistan, along with increasing national ICT competitiveness and supporting local students across Pakistan. During the 2ndICT competition in 2017, Pakistani students did exceptionally well. More than 7,000 students from over 30 universities registered for the ICT Skill competition. Over 3,000 appeared in the preliminary round, 150 students entered the regional final, out of which 50 were selected for the National final. The top 6 winners joined in the Middle East international final competition in China. The final team scored the second position and qualified for the second ME Global Final out of 13 participating teams. 6 final winners joined on behalf of the Middle East region in the Global Final Competition in China which took place in May 2018. Finalists scored 2nd and 3rd positions out of 23 participating teams. 3 students from Pakistan also won an admission award in SUSTC University, Shenzhen China for a six-month scholarship program.
The 2018 edition of the competition will aim to motivate more students into registering for the competition and polish their ICT talent. Huawei is going to visit 50 universities for a roadshow. Initially, more than 10,000 students from reputable universities are expected to register for the online test. 5,000 students will take the preliminary test, out of which 500 students will appear for the e-learning test. The top 100 students will take the lab test. The most competitive 6 students will be selected for the international round which will be held in Huawei headquarters in Shenzhen, China.
The winners of the competition will receive certificates, trophies, and prizes, they will also have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel to China and gain access to a top global ICT company. Huawei will grant the winners an exclusive fully paid trip to the company’s international headquarters in Shenzhen and the chance to meet with the brand’s leadership. They will gain exposure to Huawei’s expertise in telecommunications, enterprise, and consumer business, while also being part of a cultural experience and knowledge exchange.
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