(Ecofin Agency) - Vincent Sun, MD of Huawei Egypt, and Mohamed El Tayeb, Deputy Minister of Higher Education, signed a memorandum of understanding on 15 October 2019 for strategic cooperation in the sector of information and communication technologies (ICT).
The two parties will collaborate on the continued development of youth in the ICT sector in Egypt, in order to bridge the gap between the capacities of college graduates and the expectations of companies in the labor market. Huawei will set up a joint team with the Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education that will design and develop digital plans and solutions for higher education in line with the Ministry's ambition. Huawei will also provide the latest ICT platform for the digital transformation of higher education in Egypt.
The Chinese company will send high-level global experts to train Egyptian students and promote the establishment of professional technical certification. The company will also offer internships to students who have distinguished themselves by their technological skills.
The agreement is in line with Egypt's digital transformation strategy, which is reflected in a vision of sustainable development by 2030, one of the key mainstays of which is the training of a skilled technological workforce to help the country enter the fourth industrial revolution.