Huawei’s Technologies Kenya Limited partnership with the Kenyan government in developing ICT infrastructure and elevating ICT skills in the country has seen over 1,500 civil servants benefit from advanced training on ICT technologies.

The success of this partnership that targets to train at least 19, 700 people, among them civil servants, undergraduates and youths on talent development saw the signing of the letter of intent (LOI) partnership between the Huawei Technologies Kenya Limited and the Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs on Friday, March 25, 2022.

The partnership that will run for three years at Huawei Kenya Engineering Training Academy authorised by the ICT Training Center, Kenya is targeting to train 200 high-level advanced ICT experts and 5,000 ICT technical experienced professionals, 2,500 civil servants and 12,000 graduates, students and youth countrywide.

Speaking at the event, Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru said the training is important as it will enable public servants adapt to public service delivery to the digital era.

Mucheru said the skills that civil servants acquire from the training will complement their efforts to work across sectors and enhance public service delivery.

He said continuous training at all levels is critical as it is only through it that the country can produce a workforce that is capable in fitting into the knowledge driven society.

He noted that in this era of technology, the country requires to set the right skills to enable the nation acquire and utilise information available to make informed decisions, innovate and contribute to the growth of the economy.

Mucheru thanked Huawei for their support and contribution in developing Kenya’s ICT infrastructure and elevating ICT skills across various levels, and training civil servants from various government agencies since 2020.

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