The National, Monday June 24th, 2013
By CARMEL PILOTTI
HUAWEI Technologies has sponsored 25 PNG University of Technology students in a two week intensive information and communication technology (ICT) training course costing K150,000.
The fourth-year communications engineering and computer science students have been attending the course at Huawei’s state of the art training facility at Telikom Rumana in Port Moresby.
The training is part of a partnership between Huawei and the ministry and Department of Communication and Information and the Office of Higher Education and adds value on top of existing Unitech courses.
Communications and Information Minister Jimmy Miringtoro visited the trainees and thanked Huawei for providing logistic and financial support for the course.
“This started off very small and I hope we can look for ways of further utilising these students after their training within the company (Huawei) and PNG’s ICT industry,” he said.
Huawei is also at the forefront of the Integrated Government Information System (IGIS) which is aimed at unifying all levels of government on one communication platform which will improve service delivery throughout the country.
Miringtoro said this training was a component of the overall ICT capacity building plan within the public sector, in which Huawei was the main contractor.
Students will sit an exam at the end of the two weeks and combine with internal assessment by the relevant Unitech departments.
Seven of the top students will be awarded with a one-week tour of Beijing and Shenzen in China where Huawei Technologies is located.