In keeping to their pledge, Huawei has selected 10 students based on their performance and interview score to proceed for further training in China
The 10 were selected from the top 40 semi-finalists in the ongoing ‘ICT for Change Program’ which is an empowerment program designed for graduates of Electrical, Electronics, Computer Science, ICT, Civil and Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Mathematics and other ICT related courses.
Recall that Huawei, which formally commenced operations in Nigeria over 18 years ago, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Federal Government of Nigeria to train 2000 Nigerian youth under the ICT for change programme, a federal government’s youth and student development, and job creation programme, which is in direct response to President Muhammadu Buhari’s drive to empower and encourage young Nigerians.
The training which drew participants from the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) was flagged off on November 10, 2016, with a firm commitment by the Chinese firm to sponsor the top 20 finalists on further technical training in China.
In keeping to their pledge, Huawei has selected 10 students based on their performance and interview score to proceed for further training in China from the September4 to 17 , 2017, while the remaining 10 shall be selected upon completion of the program. The essence of which to avail the students with practical knowledge, promote a greater understanding of and interest in ICT.
So far, the company has trained 1, 345 youths under the program in 15 batches of trainings held in Abuja and Lagos Huawei training centres. Participants were trained on telecommunication power system; Information and Communication Technologies Fundamentals; Huawei Certificated Datacom Assistant; and Base Telecom Station and Microwave Installation.
Speaking to journalists, some of the successful further training nominees expressed joy to have scaled through the final selection process while lauding the firm for giving back to the society.
One of the trainees in her remarks, Miss Rita Udoh, thanked Huawei Technology for the opportunity given to participants to develop their skills, saying the intensive training was an eye opener for her to the wonderful opportunities in the ICT sector, even as she thanked the firm for their transparency throughout the whole selection process.
Similarly, another candidate Mr Muhammad Umaru, noted that the programme has equipped him with great skills on the ICT, even as he lauded the richness and thought provoking nature of the curriculum.
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