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Talal Abu-Ghazaleh University College for Innovation partners with Huawei Jordan on ICT innovation and talent development

Talal Abu-Ghazaleh University College for Innovation partners with Huawei Jordan on ICT innovation and talent development

Jordan - Talal Abu Ghazaleh Group
(TAG.Global), represented by Talal Abu-Ghazaleh University College for
Innovation (TAGUCI), has signed an MoU with Huawei Jordan to collaborate on nurturing
technology innovation, cultivating ICT talent and supporting the development of
Jordan's ICT ecosystem. These initiatives aim to prepare the next generation of
ICT leaders who will support the country's digital transformation vision toward
economic modernization and unleash the potential to build the future.    

The partnership comes at a pivotal time in
Jordan following the announcement of 5G rollout in the country. Modernizing the
country's ICT sector will require highly qualified ICT professionals with
in-depth knowledge and expertise in the telecom industry and related advanced
technologies such as cloud and AI, as well as 5G, where Huawei maintains global
leadership. Huawei will therefore be able to support Jordan with its 5G knowledge,
expertise, and the latest solutions based on successful 5G implementations and
commercial use cases in the Middle East and globally.

Huawei has also pledged to transfer ICT
knowledge and expertise to TAGUCI via the Huawei Authorized Information and
Network Academy program (HAINA). Huawei will deliver TTT (Training the Trainer)
programs to train TAGUCI's instructors as Huawei Certified Academy Instructors
by passing the associate level of each chosen track (HCIA) and the Huawei Certified
Academy Instructor (HCAI). The MoU also explores adding the HAINA certification
course to TAGUCI curriculums.

TAGUCI Founder and Chairman of TAG. Global HE
Dr. Talal Abu Ghazaleh said, "Digital transformation is accelerating
globally and the digital economy is today a key target for governments
worldwide. Advanced technologies such as 5G, AI and cloud are key to driving
socio-economic growth. Of equal importance is local ICT talent, the real driver
of innovation and enabler of national digitization efforts."

"We are pleased to partner with Huawei, a
leading global ICT vendor with rich global capabilities in cultivating ICT
talents and spreading the benefits of revolutionary technologies such as 5G, whose
advances Jordanians will experience soon. We hope our collaboration with Huawei
will contribute to the government's efforts to realize digital prosperity that
reflects positively on Jordan's future development and growth path for
businesses and individuals. For this, we must offer global companies such as
Huawei an ideal business environment that is fair and resilient to attract more
investments in the country," HE Ghazaleh added.

Huawei Jordan CEO Ethan Wang said, "Huawei
is committed to nurturing ICT local talents in the communities we serve
worldwide. Jordan is already a regional ICT talent powerhouse, and our
agreement with TAGUCI helps to further these capabilities at a pivotal time in
the country's digital transformation journey. We are keen to extend our efforts
in sharing our global knowledge and expertise and using our capabilities to
deliver the required value for Jordan's digitalization journey and building a
knowledge-based sustainable digital economy driven by Jordanian ICT talents, who
are the country's future leaders."

Huawei and TAGUCI shall also collaborate on
future initiatives, including establishing a Huawei ICT academy at the
institution that will act as a training center for Huawei customers and
partners in the Kingdom.

The two parties agreed to start work in Jordan
and extend this collaboration to other markets in the Middle East based on
TAGUCI's presence or any other TAG Global entity that TAGUCI is affiliated
with. The MoU also states that TAG aims to provide business consultancy
services to Huawei as and when requested.

Huawei is well-known regionally and globally
for its investments in ICT talent development. Through its global flagship
programs, such as the Seeds for the Future CSR initiative, Huawei ICT
Competition, Joint Innovation Centres and labs, and many other initiatives, the
company promotes collaborations between public and private sector entities,
educators, and technology companies to develop talent. In the Middle East,
Huawei has set up 163 Huawei ICT Academies, and more than 3,500 students have
participated in the flagship program Seeds for the Future, while over 37,000
students have obtained Huawei certification. The company has trained 120,000
ICT talents in the Middle East region.

TAGUCI was established in 2018 as an
independent university college accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education
of Jordan. Its programs have been designed by respected and renowned academic
figures to bolster the advancement of business technical knowledge and digital
transformation with practical, real-world applications and through the case
study approach where appropriate. The university college is accredited by
Jordanian and European chapters of the Foundation for International Business
Administration Accreditation (FIBAA) and the American Association to Advance
Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Aligned with Huawei's vision to nurture local
ICT talent and create the next generation of ICT leadership, TAGUCI aims to
prepare students for leadership positions in their specialized fields and is
committed to developing new programs that help their students meet the demands
of the ever-changing global economy.

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