In the region, the lack of specialized professionals has become a significant barrier; studies ensure that operations in Information technology they are the second most difficult area to cover in the tech industry.
In technological matters, the Achilles heel of Latin America is talent. Although there are more and more companies in the region that are advancing by leaps and bounds and that are even investing in tools that facilitate their operation, the shortage of professionals it is a challenge to overcome.
For Huawei, more than a problem, this context is an opportunity to train and develop technological specialists in the region, helping to close the existing gap.
According to data from the report “Digital skills and talent to harness the ICT value for the business”produced by the International Data Corporation (IDC) in collaboration with Huawei, investment in technology tools is constantly growing in companies all over the world. Latin America and the caribbean.
Cesar FunesVice President of Public Affairs of Huawei Latin America and the Caribbean, stressed that technology has become essential in all areas of organizations, which highlights the need to have trained professionals to face technological challenges.
But the talent shortage has become a significant barrier. According to the study, the Information Technology operations (IT) are the second most difficult area in the industry to cover, according to 33 percent of respondents in Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Argentina and Peru.
Besides, the cybersecurity is positioned as the most critical vacant position. The lack of skills in the labor market and the retention of trained professionals stand out as key challenges.
Carlos Nazareth Marins, director of Inatel in Brazil, pointed out that the root of this problem resides in the educational systems. An improvement in education, from the elementary stage to the transformation of skills for workers in the labor market, is essential to reverse the trend and fill the gap.
In response to this pressing need, Huawei has rolled out various programs in the region, such as “Seeds for the Future”, “Huawei ICT Academy”, “Global ICT Competition” and “Training centers”. These initiatives focus on training youth and teachers in key areas of technology, such as Artificial Intelligence, big data and cybersecurity.
One of Huawei’s flagship programs is “Seeds for the future”which gives students the opportunity to receive training and experience first-hand technological development at Huawei’s facilities in China, he explained. Shau Wa Yu Tan, Academic Outreach Manager at Huawei Mexicowho emphasized the importance of this program to cultivate the digital talent of the future.
Huawei ICT Academy focuses on training teachers and university students to take advantage of technology in education and in their future careers. More of 458 universities have joined this initiative, addressing the need to change the perspective on technology in teaching.
In addition, Huawei promotes participation in the “Global ICT Competition”where ICT Academy students have the opportunity to develop innovational projects to solve real world problems and improve people’s quality of life.
In this mission to strengthen technological talent, Huawei has also established its commitment to the gender equality. Through the initiative “A thousand talents for the digital development of Latin America and the Caribbean”the company offers training in key areas of technology for women, helping to close the gender gap in the industry.
In the words of Samira Herrera, Director of Public Relations of Huawei Mexico“Huawei is committed to developing talent in the region.”
More of 60 thousand students of more than 20 cities in Latin America and the Caribbean have benefited from these programs, and more than three thousand women they have been trained in crucial technological areas.
In a context where the demand for technological skills will continue to grow, it is essential to address the talent shortage and bet on the training and training of professionals.
Huawei, with its focus on the education and development of digital talent, is positioned as a key player in shaping the Technological future of Latin America.
as pointed out Shau Wa Yu Tan“it is our way of focusing on the people of the region and of creating better realities”.