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Huawei to develop thousands of ICT talents

It will build a smart talent ecosystem for Bangladesh and other S Asian nations

  • Special Correspondent
  • 4 April, 2023 12:00 AM
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Huawei to develop thousands of ICT talents

Chinese multinational technology corporation Huawei plans to develop 50 thousand ICT talents in South Asia including Bangladesh in the next five years through building a smart talent ecosystem in South Asia.

The strategy will include various programmes like building ICT academies, different ICT and startup competitions, online course enrollment, and fresh employee recruitments.

The announcement came at an event titled “Building a smart talent ecosystem, in South Asia, for South Asia” held at its Dhaka office on Monday.

Yuying Karl, Bangladesh Country Director of South Asia Public Relations Department, shared the insights and plans at the event.

The event was also attended by journalists and Huawei officials from Huawei South Asia countries.

Recently, Huawei formed its South Asia representative office in Dhaka, Bangladesh,

involving Nepal, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bhutan, and Bangladesh itself.

This segment will be a sub-region of Huawei Asia Pacific region. The main purpose of establishing this subregion is to support the region with more attention and create better value for the customers, partners, ecosystem, as well as society with the inspiration “In South Asia, For South Asia”, the company said.

Among all key strategies, Huawei has always emphasised talent development since it believes in local empowerment and collaborative success, the technology giant said.

With that focus, Huawei has developed more than 6 thousand ICT talents last year in South Asia. And now this company has the plan to develop 50 thousand new ICT talents by next five years.

Seeds For The Future is Huawei’s flagship programme for undergraduate students that has been organized for the last several years in the countries of Huawei South Asia.

Apart from that, Huawei organises ICT Incubator from startups facilitating them with seed money, technology, and guidance support. It also organises special programmes for women in the ICT field.

Huawei has also developed Huawei South Asia Academy, connecting stakeholders like government technical officers, telco operators, academicians, CSE/EEE students, and overall ecosystem partners.

The worldwide business case scenarios of the latest ICT innovations, engineering courses, solutions, and so on that Huawei has got with its significant investment in research and development for more than 30 years will be showcased here.

ICT Academies are being built with different engineering universities in the regiod so that students can enroll for their desired programmes and achieve globally accepted certificates, the company added.

Yuying shared, “Three things have been very important to Huawei. Supporting the industry with cutting-edge technology and infrastructure, sustainable development, and Cultivating ICT talents. Huawei is one of the leading companies that invested significantly in research and development. That helps us to provide best technology to the ecosystem partners so that we can grow together. Besides, countries have adopted digital strategy recently will largely depend on skilled youth. Huawei, as a responsible partner of ICT development has fixed solid plan for talent development.”

He added, “By the end of 2022, we established Huawei ICT Academies with more than 2,200 universities across the globe. Through this program, we train an average of more than 200,000 students each year.

At the event, Yuying also informed that in 2022, Huawei generated USD$ 93.5 billion in revenue and USD$ 5.2 billion (approx.) in net profits. Huawei continues to strengthen its investment in R&D, with an annual expenditure of $23.5 billion in 2022, representing 25.1 percent of the company's annual revenue and bringing its total R&D expenditure over the past ten years to more than $142.3 billion.