Huawei Technologies Philippines, Inc. through its Corporate Communications group, hosted a send-off dinner and presented the six students and their two mentors that will represent the Philippines for the first time in Huawei Regional ICT Competition in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Huawei ICT Competition, one of the Key activities under Huawei ICT Academy, is a not for profit partnership program that authorizes academic institutions to deliver Huawei Certification training to their students. The purpose of the program is not only to cultivate local ICT talent and help students to prepare for employment but also aims to fill the Global ICT skills gap by creating a bridge between the Academy and the ICT Industry.
The journey to the Regional’s started last quarter of 2018 when the search for the qualifiers begun. The respective Universities agreed to sign up as Huawei ICT Academy and chosen professors were asked to take the “train the trainers program” with a Malaysian Instructor from Huawei’s pool of Academicians.
The Huawei Instructor conducted a one-week intensive course leading to the Professor-Certification program. As soon as at least one professor is duly certified, the University began the registration as Huawei ICT Academy.
Parallel to this, Huawei Team started its Roadshow to promote HUAWEI ICT Academy and Huawei ICT Competition.
The students were asked to register and take the online mock exam. The Top 40 students with the highest marks on the mock exam qualified for the Huawei local ICT Competition. Then, only the top 3 students from two universities achieved the honor to represent the Philippines and their University in the Huawei Regional ICT Competition namely: Jesreal Duque, Gabriel Christian Pisla, Jonas Serino from Mindanao State University-IIT, mentored by Professor Stephen Haim while the students from University of Southeastern Philippines are Justin Andre De Leon, Sheena May Halog and Jana Alexis Paner, mentored by Professor Jamal Kay Rogers.
Guo Zhi, Vice President of Huawei Philippines said Huawei ICT Academy and ICT Competition, “is our way of giving back to the Philippines and supporting the government and DICT’s program to train and nurture local ICT talents. The local competition will help university students taking up Engineering and Technical courses to hone their skills. We know Colleges provide hands-on training in telecommunications and ICT. Focusing early in Local Talent Development especially in the ICT Industry will contribute to the growth of the Philippine economy. Philippine graduates can easily find work not only locally but globally because of the new skills and competence obtained from Huawei Certification Courses.” Paula Reynoso
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