Huawei Regional EBG President Michael Li and Chairman of Elsewedy Electric Foundation Ahmed El-Sewedy in a ceremony to sign an MoU to implement Huawei’s training programs within Elsewedy Technical Academy (STA) in Cairo, Egypt. September 10, 2019. Press P
CAIRO - 10 September 2019: Huawei, the leading global ICT solution provider, signed today a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Elsewedy Electric Foundation to implement Huawei’s training programs within Elsewedy Technical Academy (STA) in Egypt.
The objective of the MOU is to embed the ICT knowledge in the trainees among the vocational skills which will optimize production output and reduce cost for local and regional industries.
The MoU was signed by Huawei Regional EBG President Michael Li and Chairman of Elsewedy Electric Foundation Ahmed El-Sewedy. A number of major corporate heads from both entities witnessed the event including, Bob Zaho, Huawei Egypt EBG CEO, Manal Hassan, Vice Chairman Elsewedy Electric Foundation and 50 students and three teachers from STA.
“We are very proud of this project as Elsewedy Electric believes in investing in people, and it’s working on enhancing and improving the technical education in Egypt. In STA we applied the most advanced German vocational education and training system, as our vision is to provide an innovative and enhanced educational programmes to develop the skills and mindset of our students to create a pool of professional members of the technical community to support local and foreign markets,” Chairman Elsewedy Electric Foundation Ahmed El-Sewedy stated.
Chairman of Elsewedy Electric Foundation Ahmed El-Sewedy
Ahmed El-Sewedy added that this agreement is in the light of the company’s efforts to train 10,000 student from 10 vocational schools, which the company inaugurated two of them in the 10th of Ramadan city.
“We are persistently innovating to keep up with this fast-changing digital world not only in Egypt, but in the region as a whole through creating a sustainable world-class model of knowledge and technology transfer. This collaboration supports our sustainability initiatives with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda, which will enrich our portfolio dedicated to the evolution of technical education”, Vice Chairman Elsewedy Electric Foundation Manal Hassan said. She also praised Huawei for its contribution to the ecosystem and its efforts in working with all stakeholders on capacity building and talent empowering.
“We are excited to have a strategic partner who shares our vision of enhancing the ecosystem and empowering youth to find various opportunities in the ICT sector. Through our collaboration with Elsewedy Electric Foundation, we are expanding Huawei’s ICT programs to reach the biggest number of technical students across Egypt," Regional EBG President Michael Li Huawei stated.
Huawei Regional EBG President Michael Li
Li further added that this agreement comes as part of Huawei’s commitment towards the Egyptian society and talents. Their activities mainly target influential investment in the technological study field, thus enhancing the youth skills through Huawei’s capacity building programs.
The partnership between Huawei ICT Academy & Elsewedy Electric Foundation aims at providing training courses for more than 100 students of technical education each year. The Academy provides ICT courses including network and cloud curriculums, with the program. On the other hand, Huawei has already started offering a free train-the-trainer (TOT) courses to three engineers from the Elsewedy Technical Academy (STA) in order to qualify them as certified trainers at Huawei ICT academy.
It is worth mentioning that The STA is the first Egyptian academy specialized in technical education aiming to support secondary level education in the technical path by providing them 100% scholarship for three years. The scholarship includes transportation, uniforms, learning material, learning devices and allowances, among other benefits. The STA curriculum is also based on the concept of dual learning, 80% practical training at El Sewedy factories & 20% theoretical smart learning in the academy.