IBM hosts student workshops on mobile computing technology
IBM will be hosting a number of student workshops focused on how mobile technology will change the nature of business in the workplace of the future at the Third Annual HCT Student Information Technology Conference, taking place at the Sharjah Women’s College on May
The theme of the conference will be Women in IT, gathering information technology students from all HCT Women’s colleges to educate them on the challenges and opportunities they are likely to face when they join the workforce, according to a company press release.
“The HCT Student Information Conference is a great opportunity for the students to get together for interactive learning sessions that will help them be more focused in their studies, and be able to excel in their future careers. HCT is playing an exceptional role in moving IT education forwards by placing its students at the forefront of modern business technology,
offering top-notch IT infrastructure to its students,” said Sameh Farid, regional manager, personal systems group, IBM Middle East, Egypt and Pakistan.
“IBM is taking an active role in supporting HCT in developing local IT expertise, building a highly skilled workforce to meet the demands of the digital economy,” Farid added. IBM will be hosting two workshops titled: the ThinkPad e-Xperience and the ThinkPad University. The workshops will train students on the latest technology incorporated into the IBM ThinkPad notebooks that they use on a daily basis in their studies, and how mobile computing now enables students to be more in touch with the information they need in their curricula.
Students will also learn how to prepare themselves for their future working environment through using computer-based learning to further their career options. IBM has long been actively involved in HCT’s IT initiatives. Last December IBM and Afcomp, its distributor in the Middle East, delivered more than 250 ThinkPads to the Dubai Women’s College as part of the college’s initiative to incorporate laptops into the students’ study tools.
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