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Colombian students to be trained by China's telecom giant Huawei

(Xinhua) Updated: 2016-06-04 16:40

Fourteen Colombian students will travel to China to attend an information technology training sponsored by Chinese telecom giant Huawei, the company said Friday.

The training is part of Huawei's "Seeds for the Future" program, which brings young talent to China to get a grasp on China's telecommunications industry and put their knowledge to use in their home countries, said Xiong Yihui, Huawei's top official in Colombia.

The 15-day-training will take the students to China's capital Beijing and Shenzhen, where Huawei is headquartered. Courses such as broadband, voice services, data services, cloud computing and mobile technologies, among others, are offered to the students.

Maria Jaramillo, an official at the Ministry of Information and Communications Technologies, told Xinhua that the Colombia government supports such training programs.

"We are fully aligned with Huawei's objectives and the ministry is keen to boost technological knowledge and talent in Colombia," she said.

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