The government has signed a three-year partnership with the giant phone company Huawei, which will see the latter establish ICT academies to train and equip students as well as trainers with digital learning technologies.
While signing the deal today at a Nairobi hotel, State Department for Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Principal Secretary Dr. Margaret Mwakima said the collaboration aims to enhance ICT training in Vocational Training Institutions, where 152 trainers will be trained and equipped with ICT skills.
“This entails training in fields of networking, cloud computing and security through Huawei train the Trainer program alongside resource, materials and certification”, explained Dr. Mwakima. The Principal Secretary said the partnership also seeks to offer industry level ICT training to 1000 Students.
“Huawei will collaborate with Vocational Training Institutions to offer industry level ICT training to 1000 Students to better prepare them in the ICT industry”, She pointed out, adding “And in this way, Huawei will provide the digital laboratory, resource materials and certification while TVET Institutions will provide the physical ICT rooms”.
The collaboration will further see the effective roll-out and delivery of the Competence Based Curriculum in TVET institutions.