Last week, Barking and Dagenham College and Huawei, the Chinese global information and communications technology solutions provider, launched the Huawei Authorized Information Network Academy cooperation.
This not-for-profit partnership programme allows academic institutions to deliver Huawei Certification training to their students.
The programme not only cultivates ICT talent and helps students become employment ready, but also aids in filling the global ICT skills gap by creating a bridge between academia and industry.
To celebrate the partnership, a signing ceremony was held at the college during the Young People’s Conference. The conference was funded by the Mayor of London and aimed to bring the council and schools together to discuss ways in which support for young people could be improved.
A wide range of key industry areas will be covered by the Huawei ICT Academy Program and students will have the opportunity to gain industry certification and expertise in networking technologies, security, cloud computing technologies, IT storage systems and big data.
Yvonne Kelly, Principal and CEO at Barking & Dagenham College, said: “The fast changing nature of technology means that it is crucial for our students to get the best possible hands-on experience to prepare them for future careers in the sector.
“Participation in the HAINA programme will give our students a great opportunity to challenge themselves and learn from the best in the industry.”
Gordon Luo, CEO of Huawei UK, said: “Huawei’s HAINA programme is part of our wider commitment to STEM education as well as research and development. “
Huawei is currently cooperating with over 240 universities to open Huawei ICT Academies across China, North America, Europe, Australia and more.
serving over one-third of the world’s population. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a company fully owned by its employees.