Alliance between EXIN and Huawei to promote e-Competences Framework

Utrecht, July 23, 2015 — EXIN and Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd are joining forces for the development of ICT professionals based on the e-Competence Framework (e-CF). This partnership, signed in Beijing, is a breakthrough for Huawei, a leading global ICT solutions provider, and EXIN, a leading international certification institute in the ICT domain, opening up a new route for the development of ICT competences.

Robert Jan Willemsen (left), Chief Commercial Officer of EXIN signed the partnership
with Tu Wenjie (right), Vice President Global Training and Certification Department Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

Being the first Chinese enterprise to sign, Huawei will become one of EXIN’s launching partners for the e-Competence Solutions, based on the e-CF. Huawei will align their training content with the e-CF competences. Furthermore, Huawei plans to offer their clients worldwide the EXIN assessments, based on the e-CF, providing companies with an overview of the competences and proficiency levels of their IT staff.

After signing the agreement, Robert Jan Willemsen, Chief Commercial Officer of EXIN, explained: “An e-CF qualification is not just focused on testing knowledge; it plays a vital role in the development of talents and organizations within the ICT industry. All parties will benefit from the use of the e-CF and set higher standards for its development in turn.”
He continues: “EXIN is very pleased with this new partnership. Huawei is a large international company and China is an important market for EXIN. The e-CF assessment is a new and upcoming product and I am certain that with Huawei as launching partner it will become successful in China.”

Tu Wenjie, Vice President Global Training and Certification Department Huawei, said that: “EXIN and Huawei signing the agreement is a win-win situation; our cooperation combines the EXIN e-CF qualifications with Huawei certification. We believe it will open up a new route for the ICT competence cultivation in the industry.”

e-Competence Framework Solutions

e-CF is a transparent and objective framework of world-recognized professional ICT competences. EXIN, a leading global certification and assessment institute and co-initiator and principal endorser of the e-Competence Framework has developed the tool set e-Competence Solutions, based on the e-CF. Apart from assessments, EXIN offers a role profiler for translating roles to the e-CF and quality labels for training. EXIN has actively participated in the development of the EU-led e-Competence Framework since the start of the program.

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