Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei Thursday saw off a second batch of 10 engineering students going for further professional and practical ICT training in China.
In a programme dubbed Huawei Seeds for the Future, which commenced in 2014, the students drawn from different local universities will receive skills from “top” IT specialists at the Huawei University.
So far 28 Kenyan engineering students have benefited from the programme.
“We continue to partner with the private sector to provide ICT human capital. Of the 28 past beneficiaries, four have already been employed at Huawei Kenya, with two others at Kenya Education Network and McKinsey Consulting (K) Limited. The remaining 12 students have since gone back to complete their university studies,” said ICT secretary Fred Matiang’i at the event.
The programme is a global initiative by Huawei launched in five other African countries, with Kenya being the first beneficiary.
It offers internships to top engineering students in their third, fourth and fifth years of study with the aim of equipping them with relevant industry skills. It aims at training 40 students by the end of 2015 and a total of 100 students in three years.