Huawei Kenya has launched a graduate recruitment program creating over 30 job and internship opportunities. Huawei has launched this program in partnership with several business partners in the country.
The positions were unveiled during the Huawei ICT Job Fair that was held online on May 12th and 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, Principal Secretary Amb. Simon Nabukwesi in absentia amongst other industry stakeholders.
The pandemic has drastically changed our way of life, detrimentally impacting the global and local economy resulting in a spike in the levels of unemployment. However, technology has helped many, providing individuals and businesses with access to critical services, information and markets, and thus the sector has grown more than any other in the last 12 months. It is predicted to continue doing so in the future, contributing significantly to the country’s GDP and creating thousands of jobs. Huawei 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.
Huawei’s partners that attended the launch included MFI Technologies, China Telecom, and Eastra Solutions Limited. They are all seeking to hire promising graduates who have been trained by Huawei’s academic partners and achieved Huawei’s globally recognized certifications.
“With programs such as the Huawei ICT Academy and Huawei Management Trainee Program, the ICT local talent and broader ecosystem will be boosted”. “Kenya’s rich human resource is an asset that sets it ahead regionally and moves us closer to becoming a knowledge-based economy,” Joe Mucheru lauded, ICT Cabinet Secretary said.
Speaking at ICT FaIR, Will Meng, Huawei’s CEO said “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.”
‘’Huawei is committed to investing in local ICT talent through full time employment, internships, and training programs and in supporting the government’s efforts in achieving the government’s Digital Economy Blueprint with its key pillars on digital government, digital business, infrastructure, innovation-driven entrepreneurship, and digital skills,’’ he added.