• Winners of Huawei ICT Competition Asia Pacific announced.
  • Over 6,400 students from 14 countries participated.
  • Top prizes awarded in Network, Cloud, Innovation, and Computing.
  • Winners advance to Global Final in Shenzhen.
  • Competition fosters digital skills and bridges the digital talent gap.

Huawei, in conjunction with the ASEAN Foundation, today announced the winners of the 8th annual Huawei ICT Competition Asia Pacific. Held under the theme “Connection, Glory, and Future,” the competition saw enthusiastic participation from over 6,400 students across 14 Asia-Pacific countries and territories.

Building the Next Generation of Tech Talent

The prestigious award ceremony, held at the ASEAN Headquarters in Jakarta, commenced with opening remarks by H.E. Dr. Kao Kim Hourn, Secretary-General of ASEAN, and was attended by ambassadors and representatives from international organizations.

Highlighting the competition’s evolution, Mr. Simon Lin, President of Huawei Asia Pacific, emphasized the addition of a new computing track alongside the existing network, cloud, and innovation tracks. He further stressed the increased focus on interactive activities designed to enhance students’ leadership and employability skills.

Outstanding Achievements Across Tracks

Cebu Institute of Technology – University from the Philippines secured the top prize in the Innovation Track. The Network Track was dominated by Institut Teknologi Bandung from Indonesia, while Singapore Polytechnic emerged victorious in the Cloud Track. Notably, the newly added Computing Track saw i-Academy from the Philippines claim the regional championship.

Sixteen additional teams from various countries were awarded first, second, and third prizes across all four tracks. These winners will now represent the Asia Pacific region at the upcoming Global Final of the Huawei ICT Competition in Shenzhen this May.

Emphasis on Digital Skills and Closing the Gap

The event underscored the critical role of digital skills in the contemporary economy. H.E. Amb. M. I. Derry Aman, Permanent Representative of Indonesia to ASEAN and Chair of the Board of Trustees of ASEAN Foundation, remarked on the importance of empowering youth with the necessary digital skills to thrive in the digital age.

Representatives from UNESCO and the ASEAN Foundation also commended Huawei’s commitment to fostering digital literacy and bridging the digital talent gap. Huawei ICT Academy’s free online certification program was highlighted as a valuable initiative in this pursuit.

A Platform for Growth and Innovation

The Huawei ICT Competition serves as a dynamic platform for students to test their skills, exchange ideas, and solidify their ICT knowledge and practical abilities. This initiative not only promotes innovation but also plays a vital role in closing the digital talent divide.

Marking its 8th year in the Asia Pacific, the competition serves as a testament to Huawei’s dedication to education. With plans to establish 500 ICT Academies, Huawei aims to nurture over 200,000 students by 2025.

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