Saudi Arabian telecommunications services company Mobily and Huawei have launched the first Joint ICT Academy among operators in the Kingdom.
Maziad Al-Harbi, Chief Technology Officer at Mobily and Saudi Huawei’s CEO Zhang Dongliang have officiated the Academy’s launch the Mobily headquarters.
As part of the deal both companies will establish the first Joint ICT Academy among operators in Saudi Arabia and to minimise the gap between the vision 2030 talent demand and the supply in the ICT industry.
Maziad Al-Harbi, Chief Technology Officer, Mobily, said, “We are passionate to join forces with Huawei to ensure that Saudi Arabia remains at the forefront of the latest trends and technologies. Innovation is vital to enabling the Kingdom to transform into a digital country, and at Mobily we are committed to deploying the most advanced technologies. That is why we are aiming to cultivate 300 Huawei certified ICT talents for Mobily before 2020.”
Mobily and Huawei have developed a new elite programmes to embrace the 2030 ICT vision – which provides Mobily ICT employees with knowledge, equips them with the needed skills for future challenges and ultimately develops the Saudi ICT sector.
Zhang Dongliang, CEO, Huawei Tech Investment Saudi Arabia, said, “We are proud that Mobily has selected Huawei as a partner to help them align with the kingdom’s vision. Our vision is to empower this region’s generation and develop the necessary talents and skills that would help accelerate the country’s digital transformation.”
The Joint ICT Academy will also give the chance to college students who have demonstrated interest in the ICT sector to enroll. The Academy hosts multiple creative learning resources such as books, lab guides, eLearning (Cloud Learning), online tests, along with various simulation tools.