In the current digital era, ICT is faced with some major challenges in speeding up the digital transformation and reshaping its industrial structure according to the requirements. In this era treating the talent well is the primary key to transform the industry, seizing opportunity, and maintaining rapid development.
Breaking the Bottleneck of the Integration of Industry and Education in the Cultivation of Talent
In the traditional model of talent acquisition, only concepts and theories are prioritized but practice and capabilities are almost neglected. There is a huge gap between the supply and demand of talent and the model is still struggling to support the development of the industry. The remove this gap a long-term strategy is needed which encompasses resource sharing and joint efforts between the universities and industry. This will help in maintaining a balance between supply and demand and will help in achieving few more mutual benefits.
Cooperation between industry/enterprises and universities can be a very prominent and promoting key to cope with the said challenges. But in practice, it is very difficult to integrate universities and industry. Here are the reasons, why?
Firstly, the cultivation model of talent is not fully developed yet. Generally, the collaboration between universities and industry is instant and sometimes ends with not achieving the desired results or no results at all.
Secondly, most of the enterprises are not actively recruiting for turning purposes and they are not aligned with the cultivation goals of institutions. Generally, the content of the course is not up to the standards of the industry and even the teaching is not aligned with the industrial production process.
The third issue contains the problem that lies inside colleges and universities, like the lack of desire to learn among the students and the lack of motivation from the teachers to participated in the industry-education corporation projects.
The main goal and issue are to achieve communication between the ICT industry and the education industry to overcome and overcome the talent shortage problem.
Being the leading ICT solution provider across the globe, Huawei urges for an open, shared, ICT talent ecosystem that benefits all parties. It launched its first ICT academy project in 2013 and made sure to HEC institutions so that they can make the best use of it towards achieving the main goals. In the last few years, Huawei has heavily invested in exploring practices and universities and colleges and showed some amazing results. Huawei has built a supply chain that
cover the learning and employment phase by establishing an understandable cooperation relation between industry and universities.
By the end of 2019, Huawei ICT academy has been deployed in the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and China and is covering more than 72 countries. It also includes some top-ranked universities like Jiao Tong and Fudan universities from China, the University of Malaya, the University of New South Whales, and a lot more.
To be exact, more than 920 colleges and universities are involved and around 45,000 students are being trained each year. Huawei and its partners arranged 51 talent fairs in 2019 around the world that attracted more than 21,000 students to participate and provided high-caliber ICT personnel to the industry.