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Huawei Moves to Boost ICT Academy Instructors’ Skills

ADDIS ABABA – Huawei has started to provide training for Information and Communications Technology (ICT) academy instructors of public universities to boost their teaching skills. 

In order to boost the ICT industry’s development, Huawei has teamed up with 44 Ethiopian universities to bridge the talent gap and close the distance between ICT theory and application.

Instructors of the Huawei ICT academy from nine public universities are taking part in the first round of training in Addis Ababa beginning today.

At the end, the company said they will be certified and teach onsite at their university.

Huawei established ICT academies in those universities to provide access to the most recent ICT technologies and knowledge for students interested in joining and attending online and offline courses. 

It focuses on datacom, security, storage, 5G, artificial intelligence, WLAN, LTE transmission, data center, big data, and other areas.

Huawei ICT Academy is a non-profit partnership program that authorizes global universities and colleges to deliver industry-recognized Huawei Certification courses to students. 

In Ethiopia, there are over 1,200 certified professionals. Over 4,600 students are currently actively learning online and onsite classes.  

The courses are expected to prepare students with the latest and practical skills to work in the ICT industry, making them more employable and helping them kick start their careers.

The company said it “will continue to bring innovative ICT solutions to Ethiopia, actively promote the development of the country’s ICT industry, and collaborate with local partners to create a more comprehensive ICT talent ecosystem.”

Globally, Huawei shares comprehensive, cutting-edge ICT technologies with universities through the Huawei ICT Academy, a partnership project between Huawei and universities that aims to cultivate new ICT talent. Established in 1,971 universities worldwide, the academies provided over 170,000 certifications to students, to date.