According to the Enterprise Director at Huawei Ghana, Mr. Geoffrey Li, the initiative which focuses on giving students interested in Information Communication Technologies (ICT) the opportunity to expand their scope, will also offer a seamless training and learning experience and certify excellent students to make them industry ready even when universities and schools are closed.”
“As a way to further motivate the students not be ideal but gain some certification during this period, we are offering students who enroll on the courses free data with the top five excelling students set to be rewarded after the courses are closed. Students will be trained on how to operate and use Huawei equipment through HCIA to develop talents with practical skills for the ICT industry and communities.” Mr. Li added.
Adding to the relevance of the program to students, the Vice President of Ghana Technology University College, Prof. Abeiku Blankson, hinted that, while academia focuses mostly on theory, the Huawei ICT Academy offer professional certification and it’s structured to give students a feel of what actually happens on the field.
“Our partnership with Huawei on this is mostly driven by our desire to give our students the opportunity to gain some necessary skills while getting them to be market-ready and the innovative ‘Huawei Study At Home’ program will allow them to do that from the comfort of their homes during this period where schools are closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.” Prof. Blankson added.
All classes are held remotely online and courses are instructed by trained Ghana lecturers and some courses that will be covered during the training period include, Routing and Switching (HCIA-R&S), Cloud Computing and AI (HCIA-Cloud & AI), Security and WLAN. All these courses are professional certification courses with passing student set to be certified.
Last month, Huawei trained over thirty (30) lecturers and IT professionals from 10 local Universities in Ghana, in routing and switching increasing its instructor base to adequately train students interested in taking the course. So far, over 300 students have enrolled and taking part in the Huawei ICT Academy ‘Study At Home’ program.
Huawei continue to undertake several innovative technology initiatives to combat COVID-19 while ensuring a fully connected intelligent world for everyone.