Abu Dhabi, 7th November, 2010 The Etisalat Academy today announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Huawei, a specialist in providing next-generation telecommunications solutions, to introduce Huawei-certified training services and events.
Within the MOU, Etisalat Academy and Huawei will build an enduring partnership to develop value-added training services and events, certifying and recognizing the Academy and staff as providers of Huawei training products.
David Brennan, General Manager, Etisalat Academy, stated: “The signing of this MoU marks the beginning of a new era in the relationship between the Etisalat Academy and Huawei, the world’s 2nd biggest telecoms equipment provider.”
“The MoU will lead to an agreement that will enhance mutual cooperation with regards to a wide range of certified technical training activities, not only here in the UAE, but across the footprint of Etisalat Group. It gives me great pride to see this partnership growing stronger and the mutual benefit that will arise from the future agreement,” he said.
Shi Yaohong, President of Huawei Etisalat Key Account, said: “As a strategic partner to Etisalat and also endeavoring to participate in delivering the 2030 vision of Abu Dhabi to develop a highly skilled productive work force it is Huawei's honor to cooperate with Etisalat Academy to provide training on the latest and innovative technologies to the UAE community. Doing business in UAE for almost a decade, Huawei consider's it our corporate social responsibility to deliver such services to the people of UAE and glad that we have this opportunity to do so through the Etisalat Academy. We take this as the first step to a new venture in which both partners could arrive at the best approach for customized programs specially tailored to suit the requirements of this unique multicultural market”
The Etisalat Academy is the region’s leading provider of business skills, leadership and government development, telecommunications and IT training, with the capacity to train more than 1,500 professionals per day. Learning programmes are available to all private and public sector organisations. Nestled amongst the palm trees in Al Muhaisnah, Dubai the campus boasts an auditorium, 60 training rooms, overnight accommodation for 260 people, restaurant, coffee shops and a sports and leisure club.