After successful tour of talent search at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Huawei returned to the University to present new opportunities at Huawei to aspiring techies under the Seeds for the Future Program.
The “Seeds for the Future” initiative was Huawei’s flagship global corporate social responsibility program, aimed at nurturing and empowering young talents in the field of information and communications technology (ICT).
JKUAT has been an active contributor of ICT talent to Huawei each year through the program. JKUAT students recently formed a third of the total number of students who were inducted into the program after a countywide rigorous induction exercise by Huawei.
Speaking during the forum, August 1, 2023, Director, School of Computing and Information Technology, Dr. Michael Kimwele revealed that the symbiotic partnership between JKUAT and Huawei has exposed students to global opportunities and given them opportunities to compete with the best.
“I am proud of our partnership with Huawei. Through this program, we have seen success for our students including global recognition like recently where we were the best in a global competition in China,” said Dr. Kimwele.
Dr. Kimwele urged his students to take the program seriously to reap the full benefits that come with the opportunity.
Huawei’s Head of Talent Ecosystem, Mr. Michael Kamau, lauded JKUAT as an institution with one of the smartest students in ICT.
Mr. Kamau stated that the Seeds for the Future Program will build a stronger ICT ecosystem and bridge the gap between academia and industry.
He urged students to be proactive and get Huawei certifications in bid to be more appealing to potential employers.
Winnie Chepkonga, a Public Relations expert at Huawei, said, the inductees will receive specialized training on 5G networks, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things (IoT).
She guided them through hands-on workshops, where they gained invaluable skills and practical experience.
Also present during the sensitization exercise was Regional ICT Talent Manager, Shui Yu.