Photo - (From left) Y.Bhg. Datuk Mohd Badlisham Ghazali (CEO of MDeC) and Y.Bhg. Tan Sri Abdul Halim Ali (Chairman of MDeC) present the award to Liang Hua (Senior Vice President of Huawei) and David Wang Cheng Dong (President of Huawei Global Government Affairs Dept).
Chinese telecom firm Huawei has received an award its efforts to foster ICT talent in Malaysia, according to Malaysia ICT agency Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC).
During the presentation of the ICT Industry and Talent Development in Malaysia award, MDeC chief executive officer Datuk Badlisham Ghazali said that since Huawei started operations in Malaysia in 2001, it has formed partnerships with all major telecom operators in the countries and has provided training to the local industry, which has sharpened Malaysia's competitive edge in the global market.
"MDeC actively engages with key industry players and Institutions of Higher Learning (IHLs) to develop industry-relevant talent," said Badlisham. "And, Huawei, as one of MDeC's exemplary partners, not only significantly contributes to the development of the ICT industry in Malaysia, it is also committed to further equip Malaysian students, professionals and academic staff with pertinent ICT skills and expertise. We welcome Huawei's long-term investment and development in the country and are very happy to honour Huawei with the ICT Industry and Talent Development award."
Huawei Malaysia chief executive officer Mike Wang thanked MDeC for the award. "It's a great honour to be so strongly endorsed and recognised by the Malaysian government."
"Huawei's development in Malaysia benefits from the rich local ICT skilled workforce, the government's policy towards foreign investment, and the superb investment environment. Huawei is committed to nurturing more ICT talent in Malaysia and to making an even greater contribution to the local economy," said Wang.
In 2011, Huawei signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with MDeC to provide ICT training to 10,000 Malaysians to support the development of the telecommunication sector over the next five years. Within the agreement, Huawei has agreed to provide equipment to Malaysia Supercorridor (MSC), Malaysia Knowledge Workers Development Centre (KDC), and to several local universities to open training labs and accredited test labs.
In 2012, Huawei opened its Global Training Centre in Cyberjaya to train 20,000 engineers on an annual basis. In June 2013, Huawei and MDeC signed a MoU to jointly promote the Digital Education solution in Malaysia's primary, secondary, and tertiary education systems. To date, Huawei has established scholarships with 18 Malaysian universities.
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