Huawei has launched the Huawei ICT Training Center, an ICT Talent Ecosystem Program for Ghana at the Customer Service Innovation Center (CSIC) of the Huawei Ghana Headquarters.
The training which will run from the 3rd to 19th of December, 2018 will seek to develop Ghana’s ICT Talent pool while giving industry the opportunity to enhance and polish their ICT skills to meet the increasing domestic and global demand.
The first class will commence with 21 trainees from Huawei’s local partners in Ghana including MTN Ghana, Vodafone Ghana, AirtelTigo Ghana, IPMC and National Identification Authority (NIA).
The trainees will be taking the IP (Internet Protocol) HCNP (Huawei Certified Network Professional) Certification course which will see them become certified Huawei IP HCNP professional.
As part of this program, Huawei will be carrying out several ICT certification programs including the Huawei ICT Academy for university students and industry practitioners, providing industry recognized certification HCNA, HCNP, HCIE, across extensive ICT technologies, such as Routing; Switching, Storage, Cloud Computing, Security, etc.
In order to further develop the ICT Talent pool, the Huawei ICT Training Center and the Certification Program is opened to all students from Ghanaian universities as well as industry players in the ICT ecosystem.
In addition to the initiative, Huawei is also planning to organize events including an IP Competition and IP Club for tertiary students to promote a greater understanding of and interest in ICT while providing career defining opportunities to the students and professionals alike.
Mr. Tommy Zhou, Huawei Ghana MD said, Huawei is launching this platform to demonstrate that the young ICT talents in Ghana have the potential to become world-class experts.
“Today, Huawei is reiterating our commitment to working even more closely with partners across the continent to better equip the next generation of technology leaders.
“By enhancing industry-academic cooperation, Huawei as an international ICT Company, hope to make their contribution to the ICT development in Ghana to pave way to achieving a Smart Ghana,” he added.
Mr. Vincent Sowah Odotei Deputy Minister of Communications who joined Mr. Tommy Zhou to officially unveil the Huawei ICT Training Center also added that the Government is keen on ICT development and commended Huawei for the initiative.
He also urged the trainees to take the program seriously to enable them use what ever they learn to add up to the ICT development in Ghana.
Ghana just finished the National Finals of the 2018-2019 Huawei ICT Skill Competition last weekend (1st December) with selected ICT and Engineering students from KNUST, University of Ghana, Ghana Technology University and Accra Technical University taking part.