Huawei Academy opens in Almaty to support local ICT education

ASTANA – Huawei recently opened the first in Kazakhstan Huawei Authorised Information and Network Academy (HAINA) in Almaty based on the Kazakh-British Technical University (KBTU), according to the company’s press service.

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The HAINA project will be a platform to train specialists in information and communication technologies (ICT) and telecommunications spheres. The laboratory is equipped with the latest teaching technologies. The equipment and software were provided within the framework of the memorandum signed between Huawei and KBTU. The audience can seat 15 students. Two instructors from KBTU were selected as instructors of the HAINA academy.

“A global leader of ICT solutions opened this academy, it is a great event. I think this is a big step towards the development of modern technology among our youth,” said KBTU student Olzhas Suleimen.

The HAINA programme includes HCNA (Huawei Certified Network Associate Routing and Switching) and HCNP certifications (Huawei Certified Network Professional,) as well as one for the network security. The students who graduate from the HAINA programme are encouraged to attain Huawei Certification in support of a career in the IT industry.

More than 100 students attended the presentation and watched videos about Huawei’s activities in Kazakhstan and abroad, the devices offered by the company, the process of hiring employees, as well as internship conditions in the global IT giant.

Huawei is a leading global manufacturer of information technology and telecommunications. Huawei delivers its products and solutions to governments and enterprises in more than 170 countries, including 45 largest telecommunications operators, 12 leading oil and gas companies in the world, five global banks, and more than 160 electric power enterprises. One third of the world’s population uses Huawei products and solutions. Huawei is ranked 285th on the Global Fortune 500 based on its revenue in 2013. In 2014, the company’s revenue reached approximately $46.5 billion, according to the company’s website.

In Kazakhstan, the company has been represented since 1998 providing more than 400 jobs and training over 200 qualified IT personnel. The company’s activities cover all three business groups of the corporation. Huawei Carrier cooperates with Kazakh telecommunication operators, as Huawei Consumer provides consumers with the latest user devices. In addition, Huawei Enterprise provides corporate customers with IT equipment and solutions for optimising work processes.