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Huawei And Singapore Polytechnic Launch SCTP On AI And Cloud Services To Upskill And Enhance Employability Of Singaporeans In ICT Sector

The certification-based “train and place” initiative enables local talents to pick up new skills and pivot to the ICT sector under Singapore's SkillsFuture Career Transition Programme

/SINGAPORE, 20 MAY 2022/-- To address the shortage of local tech talent in Singapore and help Singaporeans enhance their career prospects and employability in ICT industries, Huawei ICT Academy has partnered with Singapore Polytechnic (SP) to launch an industry certification-based train and place course. This course on Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) and Cloud services is part of the SkillsFuture Career Transition Programme (SCTP) supported by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG).

Participants who apply for this programme will learn the essential and fundamental skills in AI and Cloud Computing industries. They will be certified in five domains including Computer Networking, Python Programming, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Services, and Storage solutions. The knowledge gained will prepare participants for the various job roles offered by Huawei and its solution partners.

Fresh graduates or diploma holders in Information Technology, Computer Science, Engineering, or other related fields with basic knowledge in cloud computing, computer systems, and networking are eligible to apply for the programme. Applicants with qualifications outside of the specified fields will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Interested individuals may apply for the programme via the SP PACE website.

“Building a sustainable pipeline of qualified local tech talent is imperative as Singapore is paving its way into the future. We are proud to work closely with Singapore Polytechnic and do our part to contribute,” said Mr Foo Fang Yong, CEO of Huawei International. “Huawei, as a technology enabler, will continue bolstering our long-standing relationship with various local institutes of higher learning to further cultivate and grow local talent to become the leaders of our digital future,” he added.

“Singapore Polytechnic is proud to be Huawei’s capability developer in this competency building programme to groom and nurture Singapore’s next generation of ICT leaders and talents. Our common vision to attract and re-train learners with the latest ICT technologies and knowledge will enable Singapore to grow a robust ICT talent base to power and shape the digital economy across sectors such as manufacturing, logistics and transportation in the future,” said Ms Georgina Phua, Deputy Principal (Development) of Singapore Polytechnic.

Singapore Polytechnic

Huawei awarded distinguished SP students for their performance in HCIA-AI certification exam in 2021, HCIA(Huawei Certified ICT Association)

Huawei has been striving to build a healthy ICT talent ecosystem in Singapore through its ICT Academy to address the shortage of local ICT professionals. Since 2019, it has forged strong alliances with nine local Institutes of Higher Learning. Singapore Polytechnic has been recognised as a Huawei ICT Academy partner since 2020.

Over the past three years, Huawei ICT Academy has trained over 2,000 Singapore students and certified more than 30 lecturers.

In the recent Huawei Global ICT Competition 2020/2021, two student teams from Singapore Polytechnic won the Grand Prize and the Second Prize out of 109 teams comprising 327 students from 39 countries, marking the first time Singapore has received first prize in this annual worldwide event.

By bridging the gap between company demand and school supply, Huawei intends to provide more technical and skilled individuals with access to innovative technologies and greater support for innovation and entrepreneurship — facilitating a virtuous cycle which supports the sustainable development of the ICT industry.