UM team to represent M’sia in ICT competition’s regional finals

Students from various local universities took part in the Huawei ICT Competition Malaysia 2019-2020 national finals.

THE Huawei ICT Competition 2019-2020 concluded its second annual event with the theme “Connection, Glory, Future”.

The event, with the aim to be a platform for students to demonstrate their skills and abilities in Information and Communications Technology (ICT), saw the participation of 21 students from seven local univerities.

They were from Taylor’s University, Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS), Universiti Malaya (UM), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) and Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR).

The team from UM was named the champion of the national finals. UMS bagged the first runner-up spot, UPM was second runner-up while USM, UTP, UTAR and Taylor’s were third runners-up.

As part of the Huawei ICT Academy initiative, the competition aims to address skills gap by partnering with local universities to nurture and produce well-rounded individuals who are industry-ready, especially in this digital age.

The various categories in the competition are designed to challenge students’ ability to apply cutting-edge technologies, such as big data and Artificial Intelligence (AI), to real-world situations.

Huawei Malaysia Enterprise Business group managing director David Li said, “Our objective is to promote greater understanding of ICT through various forms of training in technology and instilling practical digital skills.

“With the 5G era upon us, it is imperative to transfer our cutting-edge ICT knowledge and experiences to future generations to prepare them for the future.

“The competition encourages and rewards students who display exceptional talent.

“Winners of this prestigious competition stand to gain industry-recognised certification and employable skills as well as enjoy a range of job opportunities in the ICT sector.”

The regional finals will be held in the Philippines in June.

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