Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, November 25, 2013: Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) today honoured Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider with the “ICT Industry and Talent Development in Malaysia” award. This prestigious award recognizes Huawei’s significant contribution to nurturing ICT talent in Malaysia.
Since Huawei first established its business in Malaysia in 2001, it has become a strategic partner to all major telecom operators and deployed its latest technologies and products in the country. In order to support the long-term sustainable growth of the Malaysia telecom industry, Huawei has provided trainings to transfer its knowledge to the local market to increase the competitive edge of local talent within the global market.
MDeC is the government agency responsible for coordinating, promoting and developing the digital economy, Information & Communications Technology (ICT) industry and the pervasive use of ICT in Malaysia. Developing skilled ICT talent is a priority area for MDeC as the country transitions into a high income knowledge-based economy.
Datuk Badlisham Ghazali, CEO of MDeC said “MDeC actively engages with key industry players and Institutions of Higher Learning (IHLs) to develop industry-relevant talent. Huawei, as one of MDeC’s exemplary partners, not only significantly contributes to the development of the ICT industry in Malaysia, it is also committed to further equip Malaysian students, professionals and academic staff with pertinent ICT skills and expertise. We welcome Huawei’s long-term investment and development in the country and are very happy to honour Huawei with the ICT Industry and Talent Development award.”
Mike Wang, CEO of Huawei Malaysia, said: “It’s a great honour for Huawei to receive this prestigious award from MDeC and to be so strongly endorsed and recognized by the Malaysian government. Huawei’s development in Malaysia benefits from the rich local ICT skilled workforce, the government’s policy towards foreign investment, and the superb investment environment. Huawei is committed to nurturing more ICT talent in Malaysia and to making an even greater contribution to the local economy.”
In 2011, Huawei signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with MDeC which underlined the company’s commitment to providing ICT training to 10,000 Malaysians to support the development of the telecommunication sector over the next five years. Within the agreement, Huawei has agreed to provide equipment to Malaysia Super Corridor (MSC), Malaysia Knowledge Workers Development Centre (KDC), and to several local universities to open training labs and accredited test labs.
In 2012, Huawei opened its Global Training Centre in Cyberjaya to train 20,000 engineers on an annual basis. In June 2013, Huawei and MDeC signed a MoU to jointly promote the Digital Education solution in Malaysia’s primary, secondary, and tertiary education systems. To date, Huawei has established scholarships with 18 Malaysian universities.