Crown Prince Foundation partners with Huawei to launch third edition of Huawei ICT Competition in Jordan

Amman, Jordan’s Crown Prince Foundation (CPF) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, to partner in the launch of the third edition of the Huawei ICT Competition Jordan 2019-2020.

The announcement was made at a signing ceremony attended by Dr. Tamam Mango, CEO of CPF, and Mr. Taofeike, General Manager of Huawei Jordan office.

Building upon the success of the first and second rounds of the Huawei ICT Competition, the third edition will run in Jordan and nine other countries in the Middle East. It is a critical initiative in the region as it prepares the next generation of leaders for an intelligent world where every person, home and organization is fully connected. Combining the company’s CSR goal of nurturing local ICT talent with its vision of building the local digital ICT ecosystem, Huawei aims to assist Jordan to pursue its national agenda for digital transformation.

According to the Jordan Economic Growth Plan 2018 2022, Jordan is moving away from seeing ICT as an isolated sector and towards digitizing the entire Jordanian economy. This is in line with the government’s ambitious REACH2025 action plan, a mandate to digitize the nation and ensure Jordan’s relevance in the global digital economy. The ICT Competition is aimed at supporting the success of the government’s ambitions.

The competition promotes innovation and creativity among students, while increasing competitiveness and encouraging the youth to contribute to achieving the country’s national vision for digitalization and economic growth. It will also enhance students’ future employment opportunities by bridging the gap between the classroom and the workplace, providing hands-on skills development training at Huawei’s state of the art labs, R and D centers and facilities in Shenzhen, China.

Through each of the competition phases, Huawei is aiming to expand the technical capabilities of participants, transfer knowledge on cutting-edge solutions, and enable students to explore the business requirements of the ICT industry today. Students will gain knowledge on the latest emerging technologies such as IoT, AI, Big Data and most importantly 5G the mobile technology which Huawei is leading globally and is set to enhance economies and societies worldwide.

One thousand students are expected to participate in the competition. After two rounds of highly selective examinations at a local and national level, the top three will form a team to represent Jordan at the international finals in November. The all-expenses paid trip to Huawei’s global headquarters will give them an opportunity to meet the brand’s leadership and have a priceless cultural and knowledge exchange experience. The international finalists will receive certificates as well as cash prizes, in addition to possible employment opportunities at Huawei for the most outstanding candidates.

Dr. Tamam Mango, CEO of Crown Prince Foundation, said: “We are committed to working closely with the ICT industry and enterprises. We want to support our youth’s success, and we will do all we can to help our youth every step of the way. The Huawei ICT Competition is a great contribution to this effort and to the youth of Jordan. I’m proud of this initiative by Huawei in collaboration with the Crown Prince Foundation to promote digitalization in the Kingdom. Supporting our youth is CPF’s priority, and we look forward to working together to build on this success.”

Supporting youth is CPF’s main role and such competitions help us to ensure our youth’s success. At CPF we are working with local and global partners to achieve our mission. The Huawei ICT Competition is a great contribution to this effort and to the youth of Jordan. We are proud of this initiative by Huawei in collaboration with the Crown Prince Foundation to promote digitalization in the Kingdom.

Mr. Hazem Haddad, Deputy General Manager of Huawei Levant Region, commented: “We are excited to partner with the Crown Prince Foundation for the third round of the Huawei ICT Competition. The competition gathers government organizations, higher education institutions, training partners, and enterprises to jointly set up a platform for students to compete and communicate with each other as they enter the ICT industry. We hope that this initiative will help contribute to Jordan’s global competitiveness and build the digital ecosystem by enhancing the skills of the younger generations.”

Mr. Taofeike, General Manager of Huawei Jordan office, added: “The competition not only recognizes and rewards students’ achievements in the ICT field, but also provides guidance for their future career development. For contestants, the Huawei ICT Competition is a journey to explore the latest technologies and to understand the latest industry trends.”

Source: Jordan News Agency