The Saudi Digital Academy (SDA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Chinese multinational technology company Huawei in order to collaborate in developing local talents in the technology sector.
According to the statement, the two organizations will work together on the launch of new initiatives within the Huawei ICT Academy Program that involves building a talent supply chain covering the entire process of learning, certification, and talent promotion.
Further, SDA and Huawei intend to support 8,000 Saudi trainees through the Huawei ICT Certification Program. “The two parties will also collaborate in upcoming editions of Huawei’s annual Middle East ICT Competition, which in 2021 was run in partnership with the Saudi Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT),” as per the statement.
“Local talent is constantly required to drive digital transformation on a national level. Through partnerships like this with the Saudi Digital Academy, we are able to create an even stronger digital ecosystem that serves both recent graduates and ICT professionals, contributing towards the progress of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 which places a strong emphasis on the potential of the ICT sector.”
“SDA has a legacy of working with prestigious academic institutions and private sector leaders in the development of its programs. This memorandum with Huawei will open up new opportunities for Saudi digital talent to both develop cutting-edge skills and to be leaders of the future digital economy,” said Mr. Mohamad Alsuhaim, CEO of Saudi Digital Academy.