Huawei and the ICT Authority have announced recruitment for their fifth cohort of DigiTalents to enable students get the latest skills training, whilst also making the most of their private sector partnerships.
Working with Huawei, the ICT Authority will train 400 DigiTalents through an online portal which matches them to internships as well as mentors, and one that is used for submitting and assessing innovations.
In 2014, the ICT Authority signed a MoU with Huawei to build the nationwide fiber backbone network, provide a cutting-edge cloud data center for ICT Authority’s sister organization under the Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs and provide more training for the DigiTalents.
With its East Africa Training Center in Kenya, over 30 Universities and Institutes certified as training partners, and access to the best global training materials, Huawei was able to step up to the task. Over 150 DigiTalents received training and (should they pass the exam) will be certified free-of-charge, joining the more than 1,200 other students from the program in recent years to have been trained.
After completing their testing, the participants will have access to free Huawei learning resources and tools including eNSP, Fusion Computer and different AI models. They also become Huawei Certified ICT Associates and will be fast tracked for future job interviews and hiring by Huawei and its partners.
This has been a hugely successful program and has shown the ICT Authority at the forefront of online learning as well as strategic partnerships, leveraging both to great success in this case.