National Apprentice and Industrial Training Authority (NAITA) in collaboration with leading ICT solutions provider Huawei, has just awarded certificates to first batch of 240 students, who participated the advanced technology in telecommunication, through a join initiative named NAITA-Huawei Asia-Pacific Academy.

NAITA-Huawei Asia-Pacific Academy is a substantial development initiative for ICT talents focusing on vocational students, followed by the signing of MoU between NAITA and Huawei Sri Lanka in July 2021, to enhance the students with theories and actually skills for ICT infrastructure development. This initiative includes the construction of 1:1 simulates construction site,to allow students to practice main scenarios of telecom hardware installation, as well as theoretical studies with professional teachers with standardized quality awareness, to leverage the students’ competence and qualifications.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Chairman of NAITA Mr. Ruchika Amarasekara said that “Technology is fast evolving, emerging ICT technologies such as 5G, IoT, AI, and cloud, will be shaping the development and implementation of digital economy. We are thankful to our partner Huawei, to come up and enable our youth with cutting edge technologies with latest practice and experiences, which been actually needed by the telecom industry.”

“Today we have the first batch of young talents’ who participated this joint program, of course we will definitely not stop here. we are looking forward to enhance our partnership with NAITA in the coming years, together to elevate the competitiveness of young Sri Lankans to help this beautiful country to emerge digital economy” Huawei Sri Lanka CEO Tao Guangyao said.

ICT Technologies is key to optimizes the operation of society, to achieve Societal well-being, sustainable development and friendly living space. Along with the investment on infrastructure, the development of talented ICT workforce could be the critical of success of digital transformation. In Sri Lanka, Huawei has been working closely with various stakeholders to develop ICT talent. NAITA-HUAWEI Asia-Pacific Academy would further contribute to enhance vocational education and training for the youth in the telecommunication sector with certificated hardware installation skills which fits the industries’ real needs.

About Huawei Sri Lanka

Having been in operation in Sri Lanka for over 20 years, as a leading global provider of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Huawei Sri Lanka is serving all major operators and island wide Sri Lankan population. With integrated solutions across four key domains – telecom networks, IT, smart devices and cloud services – we are strongly committed to providing digital solutions to every person, home and organization for a fully connected and intelligent Sri Lanka.

Founded in 1987, Huawei is a leading global provider of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. We have approximately 194,000 employees, and we operate in more than 170 countries and regions, serving more than three billion people around the world. Our vision and mission is to bring digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world.

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