Huawei and National Agency for Scientific and Technological Development launch online training on mobile application development
Huawei Technologies (Thailand) Co. Ltd., in collaboration with Software Park Thailand under the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation (MHESI), launched on August 31, 2021 its first Future of App Industry Training with more than 200 candidates to join, a learning platform that aims to improve the development of digital skills for talents digital motivated.
This educational project is part of the collaboration with Huawei and NSTDA’s long-term plan to create and facilitate learning opportunities in the digital landscape. In 2018, Huawei signed a three-year memorandum of understanding with the National Innovation Agency (NIA) and NSTDA to boost innovation in Thai high-tech startups. In 2019, Huawei signed another MoU with NIA and NSTDA aimed at developing Thailand’s digital workforce in the latest ICT digital skills for an innovative and sustainable society.
As part of the aforementioned initiatives, in February 2020, Software Park Thailand, under the leadership of NSTDA, organized the “Super AI Engineer” program and Huawei joined to set up a workshop on the skills framework and the qualification consultant. This workshop highlighted the creation of an ICT skills framework not only in the current job market, but also for future roles.
In order to further narrow the gap between the need for highly skilled labor and the labor market supply in Thailand, Future of App Industry Training was launched to develop digital ecosystems.
The program is looking for young IT students and developers who are passionate about building mobile applications and eager to be part of the country’s digital ecosystem. This opportunity will help create a solid foundation for a digital talent pool to ensure that Thailand can meet growing demand in the future.
Professor Sirirurg Songsivilai, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation, said: “Today’s activity has a tangible impact on the readiness of IT resources of Thailand in terms of quantity and associated skills, with the strength to push and the capacity to concretely enter the digital society. The demand for digital talent is very difficult and Thailand considers IT staff development to be an important topic. Thanks to government agencies, Software Park Thailand, NSTDA, DEPA, MDES and related organizations including private sectors like Huawei, a global technology leader, for establishing the Huawei Asian Academy.
“We have worked with Software Park Thailand and Huawei Thailand to create an ecosystem of digital and ICT innovations that push Thailand’s industry to grow and adapt to the new era,” said Ms. Suwipa Wanasathop, Vice President of the National Agency for Scientific and Technological Development. “We are focused on developing ICT skills within the Thai community of digital technology developers to utilize technologies such as 5G, Big Data, AI, IOT, Block Chain and cloud services to meet market demand. We thank Huawei, our partner, for organizing this event. We believe that Upskill-Reskill will help make the leap and the developments we need, as well as create economic growth, income distribution and opportunity in many industries, including agriculture, medicine and healthcare. tourism, which are the main industries of Thailand.
Huawei Thailand CEO Abel Deng stressed, “Over the next two to three decades, technological advancements will bring us into a smart world. This trend was further accentuated during the current pandemic. Like electricity 100 years ago, ICT is spreading to all large-scale industries, becoming a key catalyst for social development and innovation. In this process, Huawei will continue to help Thailand become the digital hub of ASESN. Through continued investment in the digital talent ecosystem, we hope to elevate Thailand’s digital workforce scene to support future investments in high-tech industries.
In addition, in collaboration with Software Park and Thai Science Park, Huawei plans to organize more training courses to develop the knowledge and skills of Thai talents in the latest areas of ICT, including 5G, Cloud and IOT. . With digital technologies being essential for improving productivity and efficiency, these trainings and practices are being launched to create an ecosystem that facilitates digital development and enhances digital and 5G capabilities, especially during the post-pandemic recovery process.
As a trusted and state-of-the-art ICT partner, which has maintained a strong local presence in Thailand for 22 years, Huawei is committed to fostering Thailand’s digital future, with the aim of bringing Thailand to realize its visionary Thailand 4.0 project and become the digital hub of ASEAN. As part of its “Grow in Thailand, Contribute to Thailand” mission, Huawei remains committed to continuously contributing to the social values of Thai society. Since 2019, Huawei has invested around 180 million baht to launch the Huawei ASEAN Academy and strengthen the development of digital talents in Thailand. In 2020, 16,500 people were trained through this program. In March of this year, Huawei and the Eastern Economic Corridor Office jointly opened the EEC branch of the Huawei ASEAN Academy, with the goal of producing 6,000 digital talents by 2021, and a total of 30,000 over the three coming years.