Huawei Kenya has supported the setup of the Luban Workshop, jointly built by Tianjin City Vocational College and Meru University of Science and Technology.

The new initiative is in a bid to collaborate in developing programs that can produce professional talent to meet industry’ needs. They will also promote cultural exchanges and research.

Adam Lane, Director of Government Relations at Huawei Kenya said that the new facility’s focus areas will include ICT training, an enterprise sand box and technical skill exchange programs.

Meru University of Science and Technology will send lecturers to Tianjin City Vocational College for professional training, do the teaching and training of the courses in Kenya, and provide support and assistance for expanding the influence of Luban Workshop.

In attendance was Zhang Yijun, Minister-Counsellor of the Chinese Embassy in Kenya, Ms. Geng Jie, Director of Tianjin Academy of Educational Sciences, Mr. Lu Jiahua, Deputy Director of Hebei District Education Bureau of Tianjin and Fredrick Ndambuki, Secretary Administration, State Department of Higher Education and Research in the Ministry of Education.

Through the joint participation of teachers and students in academic exchanges, research, and skill competitions, the partners will strengthen capacity-building cooperation in technology transfer, education and training. This aimed at training youth in technical skills, transforming Kenya’s population into a rich pool of human resources and helping the country’s economic and social development.