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Huawei signs pact with Walailak University to develop ICT professionals in southern Thailand


Huawei Technologies (Thailand) signed a memorandum of understanding with Walailak University (WU) in Nakhon Si Thammarat province to better equip students with next-generation technologies and prepare them for the job market, the companies said in a press statement on Wednesday.

As part of the Huawei ICT Academy programme, the partnership aims to introduce advanced IT knowledge through practical courses and on-the-job training.

The MoU was finalised at Walailak University by WU president Prof Dr Sombat Thamrongthanyawong and Huawei Technologies (Thailand) CEO Abel Deng.

Huawei signs pact with Walailak University to develop ICT professionals in southern Thailand

Under the initial partnership, Huawei will provide the university with knowledge and training resources on advanced network technology.

“WU students will be accorded learning opportunities in authentic work situations that will give them real-world awareness, skills and flexibility, using tools and resources from the Huawei ICT Academy programme. To prepare them for the digital workforce, qualifying students will be given the chance to participate in the Huawei ICT Competition and Huawei ICT Job Fair, two of Huawei’s flagship ICT skills promotion initiatives. The company’s long-standing commitment to form a better-informed generation of talent will be the basis of this collaboration,” the statement said.

The MOU signing ceremony was followed by the endowment of Huawei Enterprise Routers, Ethernet Switches and Huawei IdeaHub, and a smart whiteboard for collaborative learning, to Prof Dr Sombat.

This ICT equipment will be instrumental in supporting the training and nurturing the most deserving ICT students, the statement said.

“Huawei gives tremendous importance to this collaboration with Walailak University, and it is our pleasure and honour to work with the academic community of Thailand’s southern region,” said Deng.

“We are determined to work more closely with universities across the country to better equip students with the next generation of technologies. We have created the Huawei Asean Academy (Thailand) as an educational platform to demonstrate to the youth that they are capable of becoming outstanding ICT talent in a world-class workforce,” he added.

Huawei signs pact with Walailak University to develop ICT professionals in southern Thailand

“We are very excited about this MOU that combines theoretical and practical training, because of its potential to inspire more students who can help transform the country’s IT landscape,” said Prof Dr Sombat. “I would like to express my gratitude to Huawei for helping us provide our students with learning solutions to promote digital development. We are confident that this initiative will go a long way to build a stronger and more skilled ICT workforce for the country.”

Huawei, in cooperation with Huawei ICT Academy, looks forward to building more win-win partnerships with Thailand’s academic community, developing an environment of progress, innovation and value for the youth, and identifying and forming future leaders, as the country moves towards Thailand 4.0, the statement added.

Published : December 24, 2020

By : THE NATION