The first batch of technologically trained students has graduated from Huawei’s ICT Academy in the remote city of Kohat. The HCIA certification exam was conducted last week where 66 candidates enrolled in the first batch of training from which 55 took the exam, 48 passed and got the HCIA certification. This certification covers network fundamentals like connection methods of popular networks, their construction etc. The academy at Kohat University of Science and Technology, KPK was inaugurated in May earlier this year by Federal Minister Shehryar Khan Afridi and Wang Xuesong, director of Huawei’s Enterprise business department with the aim to deliver technology trainings, encourage students to get certified and develop talent with practical skills for the ICT industry and community. It also vowed to address the challenges of ICT Professional’s shortage in the region through joint research, education and training programs.