By 2023, some 342 participants will graduate from the Huawei Academy, which operates at the National Institute of Technical and Vocational Training (Infotep), and are being trained in the areas of telecommunications and information technology.
This was informed by the general director of Infotep, Rafael Santos Badía, while participating in a panel held as part of the forum Dominican-Chinese Relations Walking Towards Prosperity, held at the Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences of the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo (UASD).
“With Huawei, Infotep has reached agreement for the training and certification of our teachers free of charge, to be certified trainers, who will use the advanced equipment that has also been donated by Huawei for classes and classroom practices,” Santos Badía exposed in the panel Cooperation, Culture and Education.
He said that, in the combined activities of the Academy, Infotep is also developing webinar sessions and conferences on a permanent basis, on current technological topics.
As a result of the agreement signed with the renowned technology giant Huawei, on November 1, 2020 Infotep inaugurated its Huawei Academy Laboratory, to offer training and coaching in the aforementioned areas and provide technical certifications on different solutions and programs of Huawei Technologies International.
The objective of the academy is to create an ecosystem of ICT talents, providing state-of-the-art technological skills for the development of the Dominican industry.
For the operation of the academy, Huawei has initiated the certification of Infotep teachers, so that they can develop certification courses at the technical level, of the different solutions of this company.
The academy’s offer includes training and certification, and is composed in a first phase by the courses known as HCIA-Datacom, Data Routing, 5G Certification, Artificial Intelligence and Storage Certification.
Three Infotep teachers are already certified HCIA-Datacom, while 16 are pending certification exam in Storage.
Santos Badía said that “with the agreement and the inauguration of the Huawei Academy, students, teachers, Infotep, the State and the Dominican people, will be able to acquire the knowledge of the leading technologies of the 4th Industrial Revolution, saving hundreds of thousands of dollars to our technological ecosystem”.
With the tools provided by the academy, students will be able to undertake, innovate, influence, work and collaborate with companies in the country and abroad, ensuring each of them their human, intellectual and socioeconomic growth, in addition to contributing to the development and growth of the Dominican Republic.
Participating in the panel with the INFOTEP director were Yue Wang, director of the INTEC Confucius Institute; Eliades Acosta, research professor and Clara Joa, president of Casa China.