By Erma Edera
Chinese tech giant Huawei signed on Wednesday a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) to help students get access to high-end information and communications technology (ICT).
Under the MOA, Huawei will provide training, ICT laboratory equipment, ICT courses, and open lab to the PUP.
They will also collaborate on the development of a digital academy, ICT Research Projects and conduct a joint study to improve the internet connectivity in PUP Main Campus and its branches.
Huawei Digital Academy is a partnership between Huawei and universities around the world.
The academy would also deliver Huawei ICT Technologies Training which encourages students to get certification and develop local talents with practical skills for the ICT industry and community.
According to Alan Liguodong, Huawei Philippines Delivery and Service Head, they wanted to give the Filipino students the opportunity to gain ICT career certifications based on industry leading technologies and global practices.
“This is one way we can put into action our mission and vision of bringing digital to every person, home, and organization for a better connected and intelligent world,” he said.
Huawei ICT Academy Program aims to provide the essential knowledge and skills set that employers require and increase job opportunities for new graduates.
Emanuel de Guzman, PUP president, said the partnership will provide both the students and faculty members a chance to develop their capabilities in the realm of technology.
“We are happy to build this relationship with Huawei. And I do believe it will give us mutual benefits between our talented students and Huawei’s world-leading technologies,” he said.
During the ceremony, the Chinese embassy Counsellor Xie Yonghui also made a presentation to introduce China’s development in the past 40 years to students, encouraging them to study hard and pursue their career.