SHENZHEN, China--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ICT students from across the globe will fly to China this week to pit their brains against each other in a challenge that highlights the skills needed for a connected world.
Each has undertaken a gruelling selection process to test their knowledge of IP and IT subjects, to be eligible for the trip.
Huawei, best known for its mobile phones, will host 32 China teams including six overseas teams, from across the globe at the inaugural event (25-26 February) at its Shenzhen HQ.
They will undertake an eight-hour practical challenge that thoroughly tests their knowledge of routers, switching, security, WLAN, plus cloud, storage and Big Data. The top three teams will be announced at the end, along with six of the best mentors.
The students are members of the Huawei ICT Academy, a worldwide not-for-profit program that encourages the next generation of ICT professionals for a better connected world.
Of the 150m people across the globe who work in ICT industries, just under 3m are estimated to work in professional or certified roles (1).
Lintuo Wu, Huawei ICT Academy director, said: “The pan-global growth in internet start-ups suggests ICT talent is thriving, however, the opposite is the case. Businesses, particularly those in smaller countries, struggle to find people with the right ICT skills to deal with security, the cloud and data storage.
“Training the next generation of IT professionals to understand how to handle the staggeringly large amounts of information we produce is a significant challenge. The Huawei ICT Academy hopes to influence the upskilling of the global ICT workforce through educational opportunities, to create a better ICT talent ecosystem.”
Pallavi Malhotra, Huawei ICT Academy manager, said: “Huawei ICT Academy qualifications provide the foundations, from routers or switching, to cloud computing, or security, to help students find those roles. We can also provide a career path for ICT professionals right up to certification, to enable them to aim for middle to senior level positions.”
1) “GIC 2020 Skills Assessment”, published 2015 by IPPP, International Professional Practice Partnership
About Huawei ICT Academy: www.huaweiacad.com/