Students Reap Advanced ICT Knowledge from Huawei

ADDIS ABABA- Huawei, Chinese technology corporation, graduated more than 40 students from 9 Ethiopian Universities with its Seeds for the Future global program.

The participants are top scorers from science, technology, engineering, and mathematics faculties, according to the Chinese tech corporation.

This year’s program offered an 8-day online training and interaction that requires around 15 hours of devotion from the students.

At the graduation ceremony of the program, Ethiopia’s Ambassador to China Teshome Toga said “Ethiopia is undergoing a digital revolution currently, such a major transformation demands talent with knowledge and skill to join the thriving industry and help the growth of our economy”.

“Programs like the Seeds for the Future are in line with the Ethiopia’s Digital strategy,” the ambassador added.

The training included basic and advanced levels courses on key technologies such as 5G, cloud computing, and AI. Additionally, Markos Lemma, CEO of iceaddis shared insights on how to develop products and service to industry with the students.

“Huawei continued to hold the program which demonstrates the commitment of Chinese Companies to cultivating local talent,” said Zhao Zhiyuan, Chinese Ambassador to Ethiopia.

The Huawei Seeds for the Future program aims to develop skilled ICT talent and bridge communication between countries and cultures.

By sharing ICT expertise and experiences in the global business environment, young people from more than 130 countries can learn about advanced technologies in the ICT industry.

The program has been implemented in Ethiopia since 2016. Every year, 10 students will take part in a two weeks training at the Huawei head office in China. Since 2020 the program went online due to Covid-19 Pandemic, said the Chinese tech corporation .

Seeds for the Future is one of thematic programs that Huawei is implementing in Ethiopia to cultivate talent ecosystem.

This year, the Chinese tech firm has held a national level ICT Competition together with iceaddis, launched a handshaking forum, and built an ICT practice center in Addis Ababa University (AAU) with a 2 million dollars investment. Huawei also established 40 ICT academies within Ethiopian universities, where students and professionals can always access free learning courses through Huawei talent online platform.


Featured Image: Students at AAU’s ICT center which was established with support of Huawei. | [Photo File/Twitter/@stempowerusa]