The Huawei ICT Competition 2022-2023 organised by Huawei Technologies (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (Huawei Malaysia) saw Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman and Universiti Malaya clinching the first two spots in the Cloud Track and Network Track respectively to represent Malaysia in the upcoming regional competition in February 2023.
The Huawei ICT Competition is a well-established platform for students to demonstrate their skills and abilities in the areas of information and communications technology (ICT). Themed “Connection, Glory, Future,” the fourth edition of the Huawei ICT Competition in Malaysia aims to bridge skill gaps by providing training and competition tracks in advanced technologies required for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR4.0).
With the slogan, “I. C. The Future,” the final session of the national competition evaluated participants in two categories designed to challenge students’ abilities to apply cutting-edge technologies such as Big Data and AI to real-world situations. The two categories judged were the Network Track, which highlighted IP (Internet Protocol) technologies such as Datacom, security and WLAN, and the Cloud Track which focuses on technologies such as Cloud, Big Data, storage, and Artificial Intelligence (AI).
The competition saw the participation of 45 selected students from 11 Huawei ICT Academies in local universities. The 15 teams that contended in the competition comprised of six teams for the Cloud Track category and nine teams for the Network Track. Among the participating local universities were:
- Multimedia University
- Taylor’s University
- Universiti Malaya
- Universiti Malaysia Pahang
- Universiti Malaysia Perlis
- Universiti Malaysia Sabah
- Universiti Putra Malaysia
- Universiti Sains Malaysia
- Universiti Teknologi MARA
- Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia
- Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman
Managing Director of Enterprise Business Group, Huawei Malaysia, Mr David Li, said the company will continue to provide both digital and new local talents with the opportunities and platforms to experience impactful cutting-edge technologies.
“At Huawei, we deeply value creating a sustainable ICT talent ecosystem. Back in 2013, we launched the Huawei ICT Academy school-enterprise cooperation plan. Since then, we have cooperated with over 800 universities worldwide and have helped educate over 45,000 students. Huawei has established 32 academies with our higher education partners in Malaysia since the year 2018, and throughout this programme, over 2000 students have benefited from ICT training,” Mr Li said.
Commenting further, Mr Li added, “We hope that we can enhance our students’ hands-on skills and competitiveness through this programme, creating a talented alliance and successfully increasing their employability.”
In conjunction with the Huawei ICT Competition, the company also organised an ICT Job Fair with Huawei Enterprise partners that aimed to offer both job opportunities and support, such as profiling and career counselling, for participants.
The Huawei ICT Competition is targeted at students from Huawei ICT Academies in higher education institutions. Through this competition, Huawei aims to provide students with a platform to compete healthily and exchange ideas, thereby enhancing their ICT knowledge and practical skills and increasing their ability to innovate by using new technologies.