Huawei ICT Academy Summit 2023 Emphasizes Information Tech’s Role in Education

The Huawei ICT Academy Summit 2023 in Kuala Lumpur highlighted the significance of information and communications technology (ICT) in education and talent development. Director General of Higher Education, Professor Dr. Azlinda Azman, emphasized the importance of educators utilizing ICT tools for personalized learning.

The event showcased Huawei’s efforts to bridge the gap between education and industry, with recognition for the Huawei ICT Academy’s role in integrating theory, practical practice, and up-to-date ICT applications in training courses. The summit also introduced the “Smart Elite Programme” focusing on top management personnel in industries, digital organizations, and the green economy. Huawei aims to produce 50,000 digital talents in Malaysia by 2025.

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Dr Azlinda on the Huawei ICT Academy

Dr Azlinda binti Azman, who delivered the keynote at the Summit, said it has become crucial for all our educators to be able to utilise ICT tools and technologies both within and beyond the classroom setting, to leverage its power to facilitate personalised learning and to prepare the next generation for the digital age.

The Academy has established itself as a platform for teaching excellence and is widely acknowledged by industry peers for its good work in training and talent development initiatives to produce world-class ICT professionals. It also ensures that the academia and the industry are in sync as to the type of talent cultivated and needed,” she said.

Liu on education

Mr Oliver Liu, Vice President of Huawei Technologies (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, acknowledged the challenging job educators face in a fast-paced digital world and touched on how the Academy is supporting successful educational outcomes. “When the programme was designed, great care was invested into its components to ensure that each Huawei ICT Academy is able to create a favourable teaching environment, as well as promote a robust talent development track for the ICT industry,” he said in his welcome address.

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