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Propelling innovation in emerging technologies

1 Jul 2020

A Huawei Technology Academy for Information and Communications, to be established at Shinas College of Technology, will not only develop student’s skills in the fields of emerging technologies but also aim to propel innovation in technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) and 5G.  

Huawei Tech Investment (Oman) and Shinas College of Technology have signed an agreement to establish Huawei Technology Academy for Information and Communications to sponsor local Omani talents under the supervision of the company and its management. The agreement was signed by Dr Ahmed bin Mohammed al Ma’amari, Dean of Shinas College of Technology and Chen Bing, CEO of Huawei Tech Investment (Oman) on Monday. 

The launch of the academy will assist the college in its efforts to transform to new technologies, including AI and 5G. The agreement aims to support the college’s technological development efforts for the community and to develop student’s skills in the fields of emerging technologies. It also aims to grow student’s innovation and talent to participate in international competitions. 

Based on the agreement, Huawei will provide accredited and specialised training programmes for the college staff and students. Huawei will also provide accreditation courses and qualifications needed for academics and technicians using simulation programmes applied in Huawei Certified ICT Associate (HCIA) to become Huawei Certified Academy (HCAI) trainers. Thus, the college will provide specialised courses in Huawei Authorised Information and Network Academy (HAINA) for college graduates and interested community members. 

Chen Bing said, “The cooperation agreement with a leading educational institution such as Shinas College of

Technology is one of the steps we take to nurture local talent and support future leaders by working with government agencies and educational institutions in the Sultanate of Oman. We are keen to develop the system of ‘Ecological Information and Communication Technology’ in the sultanate to provide Omani youth with the necessary skills and to support the goals of the national plans and strategies that seek to build a sustainable digital knowledge-based economy. 

“The Huawei Academy for Information and Communication Technology and Accredited Networks will seek to foster innovation in the local talent in the field of technology and to overcome the current challenges and meet the future requirements of different sectors.” 

Shinas College of Technology has represented the sultanate in the Huawei Middle East competition for three consecutive years after its students consistently achieved two out of six places to represent the sultanate in international competitions in the People’s Republic of China. 

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