Telecommunication giant Huawei will be training 10 Ghanaian students in Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) through its “Seeds for the Future Program”.
The “Seeds for the Future Program” is Huawei’s most heavily-invested global corporate social responsibility (CSR) activity.
The program seeks to develop local ICT talent, enhance knowledge transfer, promote a greater understanding of interest in the telecoms sector.
It also improves and encourages regional building and participation in the digital community.
It was launched in Ghana in 2015 with 45 Ghanaian students participating in it.
The 10 students of the 2018 batch will undergo a two-week course in Beijing and Shenzhen, the high-tech manufacturing hub of China.
They will be studying cutting-edge information and telecommunication technologies at the Huawei headquarters.
Huawei will share its ICT expertise and experience in managing a multinational corporation with the young ICT professionals.
It will also help fuel the development of local ICT industries.
Speaking to the beneficiaries of the program at the Jubilee House in Accra, Ghana’s Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia expressed the government’s appreciation to Huawei for offering training to the Ghanaian youth.
He said the trainees would make up the workforce of Ghana in a few years, calling on other companies to emulate Huawei’s example.
Report by: Stephanie Horsu