Amr Talaat, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, said that the ministry is keen to launch more programmes and initiatives of training students and graduates in cooperation with international companies to qualify young people for the labour market.
During his participation in the third annual conference of the Huawei training programme “ITB / ICT TALENTS Bank, he stated that the ministry seeks to provide opportunities for young people to develop its capabilities and experiences.
He pointed out that the telecommunications and information technology sector is the highest developed among all sectors of the state, which puts a responsibility for the sector in order to remain the locomotive of development, which will not be achieved without paying attention to the field of training and capacity building.
The minister added that 3 years ago, the Ministry began to cooperate with Huawei within a group of international companies in leading initiatives to build capacity and training university students, pointing out that the experience came from its fruits and enabled the trainees to obtain distinguished job opportunities or start business entrepreneurship projects.
He explained that employment rates are monitored after the implementation of training programs and initiatives; noting that there are high rates in employing these trainees; Pointing out that there is cooperation with Huawei to build digital capabilities and skills in many important specializations such as cybersecurity and networks.
Its Huawei training program “ITB / ICT TALENTS Bank” aims to enhance the efficiency of Egyptian youth in various fields of information technology and communication technology, and fill the gap between new graduates and the requirements of the labour market in most areas and advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, cloud, networks and others.
Amr Zayed, head of government relations for cooperation in the field of capacity building at Huawei, said that the programme has managed to graduate more than 35,000 students since its inception in 2019 in partnership with 80 academics in various private and governmental universities, and that the company aims to increase the number of the participating academy to 100 academies.
On the sidelines of the conference, Huawei signed a cooperation protocol with the New Mansoura University, as it is a generation of smart universities, which aims to compete globally in the fields of science, technology, and culture development, with the aim of launching the Huawei Academy inside the university.
The Huawei Capacity Building programme seeks to cooperate with the relevant ministries and the specialized authorities to prepare a new generation of pioneers in the technological labour market, where Huawei launched the pioneering training program “ITB / ICT Capacity”.