Huawei Technologies Jamaica Company Limited hosted six students from the University of Technology Jamaica and the University of the West Indies (UWI) in Mona, Jamaica for its internship program. The program, launched in 2019, offers young talents the opportunity to put their knowledge and skills into practice in different areas of the company.
Since its launch, the company has received over 100 applications from students at Jamaican universities each year. The selection process includes multi-round interviews with the interview panel assessing candidates’ soft skills, education and personal career goals.
It aims to give the cohort hands-on experience in areas such as computer science, telecommunications engineering, and project finance accounting. Kalia Lee Rodney, a UWI student majoring in computer science, says her experience was good. “My internship experience so far has been good. Although my role is not directly related to my field of study, I have learned new skills on the financial side of business. My mentor has been excellent in guide me so I can apply myself in this unfamiliar area,” Rodney said.
UNDERSTANDING THE SOFTWARE
“As a wireless engineer intern, I look forward to understanding the software and equipment needed to operate as well as integrating systems and networks to facilitate communication services,” said D’Andra Holness of the University of the West Indies pursuing an ajmor in biomedical. engineering.
As part of the corporate social responsibility strategy developed over the past few years, Huawei, through its ICT talent development plan, with programs such as Seeds for the Future, Huawei ICT Academy, an internship program and an ICT competition, reinforces the knowledge transmission initiative. , skills and innovation capabilities in ICT to the next generation of young Jamaicans to better support the country’s digital transformation and development.
In this regard, Huawei is committed to supporting the development of ICT and the digital economy by investing in young people, creating an open and collaborative ecosystem, which seeks to maximize the technological capabilities of students in order to support Jamaica on the path to digital transformation. . Huawei believes that the continuous training of young talents is crucial for the technological and economic growth of the countries in which the company operates.