Huawei Technologies in partnership with the Ministry of Information and Technology have this week sent off the first beneficiaries of the ‘Huawei Seeds for the Future’ internship programme. The programme aims at training top engineering students drawn from various local universities with the requisite ICT skills and providing them with the opportunity to learn and apply the latest technologies.
The programme will see ten students travel to China for training on Chinese culture, language and innovative ICT technologies and interaction with top IT specialists at the Huawei University.
In June 2014, Huawei and the ICT Authority signed an MOU agreement stating that after completing the program, students will be awarded certificates to add to the professional mentorship acquired in China.
The ‘Huawei Seeds for the Future’ programme was officially launched in 2008 and has been implemented in more than 30 countries with Kenya being the first beneficiary in Africa. The program aims to further technical knowledge transfer through interactions with Huawei staff, laboratory visits for hands-on experience and to witness live demonstrations of the latest ICT technologies globally.