Huawei has launched its Virtual AI Academy which offers more than 140 free online courses in Singapore.
The academy aims to accelerate training and upskilling of Singapore ICT professionals and digitalisation of SMEs.
“With our 5G-powered AI Lab and the new Virtual AI Academy, we will continue to double our efforts to facilitate upskilling ICT talents as well as work with SME’s on digitalisation. We believe that these efforts will help the ecosystem, as well as open up new business opportunities and emerge stronger together,” said Nicholas Ma, Chief Executive Officer of Huawei International.
Since April, Huawei has partnered with local firms to enroll more than 300 local ICT professionals at its Virtual AI Academy for a trial run of its upskill training. It is targeting at certifying 1,000 ICT engineers by the end of 2021.
In addition to online courses, the academy also offers trainees hands-on experience through its simulation labs in AI development. In the next quarter of 2020, Huawei plans to launch Cyber Range courses to equip SMEs and partners with necessary cybersecurity skills.
Before the launch of the Virtual AI Academy, Huawei has been working with Nanyang Polytechnic, Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore Polytechnic, and the Singapore University of Social Sciences to help next-generation talents hone their digital skills.