Huawei hosts ICT job fair in Saudi Arabia to support local digital transformation

Source:Xinhua Published: 2019/1/18 9:41:09

Huawei, Chinese technology giant, has co-launched an ICT (Information and Communications Technology) talent job fair with Saudi Arabian Ministry of Communications and Information Technology on Thursday in Saudi capital Riyadh.

The event, providing more than 100 job vacancies to Saudi youth, aims to promote promising students who took part in previous Huawei training programs, and offer them an opportunity to develop their careers.

Hundreds of students participated in the event, applying for the ICT jobs offered by Huawei and its 16 partner enterprises.

Chinese Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Li Huaxin said, the job fair is yet another example of China's strong partnership with Saudi Arabia, and a springboard for the young generation to enter the digital era.

"I proudly recognize the contribution that Huawei has made through its social responsibility programs as it plays a major role in developing skills of the youth of the kingdom (Saudi Arabia)," Li added.

Huawei also launched on the fair the Saudi Talent Enabling Program (STEP), an educational program that not only trains young Saudi ICT talents, but also develops the ecosystem for them and helps them find satisfying jobs.

Hazem Bazan, vice president of Channels and Commercial Sales of Huawei Middle East, said that Huawei, through its programs, supports the Saudi Vision 2030, which aims at building "an innovative and globally-competitive economy through digital transformation."

"We are grateful to Huawei for its great contribution to accelerating our kingdom's digital transformation by equipping our students with the skills they need to drive forward the ICT industry. We look forward to continuing our collaboration and partnership in the upcoming years," said Saad Almaleki, general manager of Digital Capabilities at Saudi Ministry of Communications and Information Technology.


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