Avaya enabling future high flyers of technology industry in Middle East as part of GITEX 2021 talent programme

Avaya supports one of the largest and most ambitious technology internship programmes in the region.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 14 Sep 2021
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Continuing its tradition of fostering up-and-coming technology talent in the Middle East, Avaya (NYSE: AVYA) has announced its participation as a strategic partner in the GITEX High Flyer initiative, one of the largest and most ambitious technology internship programmes to be launched in the region.

As the pre-eminent global technology company providing strategic support to the initiative, participants can expect to benefit from Avaya’s strong legacy of innovation, communications expertise and focus on delivering memorable experiences.

Spanning six months, GITEX High Flyer will see 500 of the region’s most promising students from 15 top academic institutions apply to secure one of 100 internships at leading public and private sector organisations, including Avaya. The selection process will test students’ technical, problem-solving and presentation skills, as well as evaluate teamwork, communication and creativity.

Internships will be awarded to the winning participants following a live, in-person presentation and judging day at AI Everything x GITEX, at Dubai World Trade Centre in October.

“At Avaya, we are extremely focused on growing and nurturing talent in new and exciting ways. Our support of GITEX High Flyer is a great example of this, and we see our participation as a strategic investment in the future of not only Avaya, but the regional technology industry as a whole. The programme serves to further cement the UAE’s position as a knowledge and innovation hub, and we are eager to see the quality and creativity that these bright young minds will bring,” said Nidal Abou-Ltaif, President, Avaya International.

GITEX High Flyer is the latest initiative supported by Avaya to develop technology talent around the world. Avaya Academy, launched over three years ago, helps to provide a direct progression for new graduates and IT industry newcomers to begin their technology careers. With many current Avaya employees and experts having graduated from the academy, it has been proven to enhance technical skills and address changing customer demands. 

Avaya will use this global expertise to bring value to GITEX High Flyer, giving participants relevant insights into the industry.

The final judging panel will include some of the region’s most prominent business and technology leaders, including Avaya’s Abou-Ltaif. At the end of the programme, Avaya will take on five winning interns for at least six weeks.

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