By EDD K. USMAN, SDN, Twitter @edd1819, Instagram @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current Affairs
(SDN) — GIVING back to Filipinos is a major corporate social responsibility (CSR) of Huawei Technologies.
The Chinese tech giant, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure, smart devices, and solutions, continued this culture of sharing on Monday, September 30, 2019.
Recall that through Huawei Philippines, the world’s number telecoms equipment manufacturer and vendor has been offering its (ICT) Academy to various higher educational institutions (HEIs) in the country to help Filipino students learn and become adept with some new ICT skills they can use for employment.
Thus, on September 30 Intramuros, Manila, Huawei signed an agreement with Lyceum of the Philippines University as the eighth partner for the ICT Academy, which is also being offered in other parts of the world.
Lyceum was added to the increasing list of the Huawei ICT Academy partners.
In the list are the University of Southeastern Philippines (USeP), its first partner, Davao; Mapua Institute of Technology, Manila; De La Salle University (DLSU), Taft Campus; Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT), Iligan City; Bulacan State University (BulSU), Bulacan; Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP), Main Campus, Sta. Mesa, Manila; and Batangas State University (BatSU; and now, Lyceum.Philippines (USeP) in Davao; De La Salle University (DLSU) Manila Campus; and Lyceum.
Through the partnership, the Academy delivers Huawei ICT Technologies Training, encourages students to get Certification, and develop local talents with practical skills for the ICT Industy and Community.
Signing the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for Lyceum are lawyer. Roberto Laurel, Lyceum president, and Dr. Conrado E. Inigo, Jr., vice president for Academic Affairs.
Laurel said in interview with reporters during the signing at Bayleaf Hotel in Intramuros “that the partnership is in line with the e-learning road map of the school towards the use of electronic devices inside and outside the classrooms.”
On the other hand, Inigo said graduates of Lyceum as a result of “the partnership will be better prepared to face the challenges of the 4th Industrial Revolution and be at par with their counterparts around the world.”
Li “Allan” Guodong, Huawei Philippines head of Delivery and Service, who signed for Huawei, expressed thanks for the collaboration and partnership with Lyceum.
Li said the collaboration “will provide students of Lyceum the opportunity to further their learning and prepare future talents to equip themselves with ICT knowledge to support the sustainable growth of the Philippines.”
The partnership will not be possible without the assistance of Columbia Technologies Inc. (CTI) and GMSI.
Huawei ICT Academy Program aims to provide the essential knowledge and skills set that employers require and increase job opportunities for new graduates.
Meanwhile, Huawei Philippines executives and personnel have assembled in Barangay (Village) Alangan, Limay, Bataan, over the weekend for team building activities during which they also conducted planted many trees.
Karenina “Karrie” Escueta-Buenafe, Huawei Philippines public relations manager, said they planted 200 fruit-bearing trees and 100 narra trees.
“It is our small way of paying it forward,” she said on her Facebook post.
Escueta-Buenafe said Huawei’s non-governmental organization (NGO) partner and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) committed to nurture the 300 tree saplings. (SDN/Huawei Philippines)
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