Huawei Kenya in collaboration with several business partners on 12th May collectively launched a graduate recruitment program in an online Huawei ICT Job Fair.
This event was graced by Ministry of ICT Innovation and Youth Affairs Cabinet Secretary, Joe Mucheru, Chief Administrative Secretary Maureen Mbaka, and Director for University Education and Research Darius Mogaka representing Ministry of Education and other industry players.
Huawei, who had also partnered with the Ajira program to train over 5,000 University students through the Covid19 pandemic, are working towards empowering and equipping Kenya with a skilled workforce that will take up new opportunities presented by emerging technologies.
They organized the job fair virtually for the second year running for employers to introduce their job openings to a pool of over 150 highly qualified ICT graduates to apply to.
Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru applauded these efforts by Huawei saying that these programs are important as they boost Kenya’s ICT talent and the broader ecosystem that it comes with.
He further added that “Kenya’s rich human resource is an asset that sets it ahead regionally and moves us closer to becoming a knowledge-based economy.”
Huawei and its partners including MFI Technologies, China Telecom and Eastra Solutions Limited are seeking to hire promising graduates who have been trained by Huawei’s academic partners and achieved Huawei’s globally recognized certifications.
Through the Huawei ICT Academy, the organization has already been in partnership with over 40 universities to provide students with training and certifications on new technologies such as 5G mobile networks, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), and Cloud, hence improving their skillset and also their employability.
The Huawei 2021 graduate recruitment program is creating over 30 job and internship opportunities for Kenyans. Will Meng, Huawei’s CEO spoke about the youth unemployment challenge facing the country: “with the evolving technology we need to make sure as employers, we keep transferring skills to lecturers and to students so they are prepared for these jobs.”