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New Partnership | Huawei/UWI ICT Talent Hub Initiative

Bo Zhou (seated left), CEO of Huawei Jamaica, exchanges documents with Professor Dale Webber (seated right), principal of the University of the West Indies Mona Campus, while (from right, standing) Tamika Benjamin, national mathematics coordinator; Parliamentarian Juliet Holness and Tian Qi, ambassador of the People’s Republic of China in Jamaica, look on during the graduation and ICT Talent Hub Launch on Friday.

The Huawei/UWI ICT Talent Hub initiative was formalized on Friday November 26, 2021 at an event held at Jamaica Pegasus.  Prof. Dale Webber, Principal of the Mona campus and Bob Zhou, Huawei Jamaica CEO signed an MOU outlining an intent to collaborate on the ICT Talent Hub. “It's Huawei's and Jamaica's long-term objective to transport ICT technology, build a bridge for ICT knowledge, regional ICT Talent Hub contribution, and an eco-system construction. Huawei proposed a strategy to build a Jamaican ICT Talent Hub based on all the ICT technology directions and Jamaica's industry development,” Bo Zhou, Huawei CEO to Jamaica, explained. “Huawei will cooperate with the Jamaican Government to build an ICT academy with UWI and UTech. We will provide the ICT equipment, course resources, and platform resources and offer scholarships to UWI and UTech, Ja. students to the tune of $4 million each year,” Bo said. The event was attended by parliamentarian Juliet Holness, Chinese Ambassador to Jamaica Tian Qi, representatives from the Ministry of Education Youth and Information, and UTech, Ja. The signing event also served as the closing ceremony for the Seeds for the Future Programme (12) UWI students – eleven (11) from the Faculty of Science and Technology and one (1) from the Faculty of Engineering participated.





Published on 13 Dec, 2021

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