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Huawei Canada and Seneca Sign Agreement on Huawei Authorized Learning Program

2017-12-01

Markham-based Training Program will support Huawei’s Canadian Business operations and simplify training processes previously led from China

Shenzhen, CHINA -  December 1, 2017 – Today, Huawei Canada, one of Canada’s leading information and communications technology (ICT) companies, and Seneca announced the signing of a long-term agreement for Seneca to deliver training programs for Huawei’s Canadian business operations. The Huawei Authorized Learning Partner (HALP) program at Seneca is a first in Canada, and will deliver industry-leading training in Huawei Enterprise products and solutions.

The agreement was signed by Seneca President David Agnew and Huawei Canada President Steve Lu on the occasion of Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne’s visit to Huawei’s headquarters in Shenzhen, China.

“This is an important step forward for our Canadian business to establish a Canadian training program for our Enterprise partners,” said Steve Lu, President, Huawei Canada. “The support of Seneca in providing this training has allowed us to create an efficient and effective way to ensure our partner teams across the country are qualified to support our business.”

“The HALP program we’ve established with Huawei reflects the ability of Seneca to work with partners around the world to develop programs that will help them be successful in Canada,” added David Agnew, President, Seneca. “Huawei is one of the largest and most innovative companies in the world. The ability for Seneca to support a program reflects the strength of our faculty and academic programs at the institution.”

In its inaugural year, HALP offered three programs to 57 participating students. The success of this first-of-its-kind program will be expanded to leverage Huawei’s global expertise in delivering global ICT solutions to empower Canadian students with new skills and training.

“International business missions help us foster collaborative partnerships between Ontario’s world-class academic institutions and China’s leading companies — and these partnerships create good opportunities and jobs for people in the province,” added Premier Kathleen Wynne. “This training program is an excellent way to connect Ontario students with leading global partners like Huawei. Supporting partnerships like this one and increasing the number of students graduating in STEM is part of our commitment to helping students develop the skills they need to be successful in the knowledge economy.”

About Seneca

With campuses in Toronto, York Region and Peterborough, Seneca offers degrees, diplomas, certificates and graduate programs renowned for their quality and respected by employers. It is one of the largest comprehensive colleges in Canada, offering nearly 300 full-time, part-time and online programs. Combining the highest academic standards with work-integrated and applied learning, expert teaching faculty and the latest technology ensure Seneca graduates are career-ready. Find out more at senecacollege.ca

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