Students Awarded ICT Training Certificates by Ericsson

Monday, December 19, 2016 - 11:00

On November 25, 2016, twenty two students from the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) were awarded certificates for passing the Ericsson Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Professional Foundation Program. 

The program is a two-month course which aims to build a bridge between academic institutions and the ICT industry for students who are looking into joining companies such as Ericsson. Ericsson’s ICT Professional Foundation Program targets large groups of students from across the region to help the maximum number of individuals benefit from an opportunity to seamlessly transition from academic institutions to the ICT industry.

For the second consecutive year, Ericsson has organized a certification ceremony in Sulaimani where we had the honor to celebrate twenty-two high potential students from AUIS for passing the Ericsson ICT Professional Foundation Program,” said Ibrahim Itani, Sulaimani's General Manager at Ericsson, “This program offered the participants the chance to explore valuable information on the latest Information and Communication Technologies and their impact on the business, people and society.”

The program, which first started in 2015, now covers 15 countries across the Middle East and is a gateway for students in the region to explore opportunities in the ICT industry. Ericsson remains committed to enlightening the new generation on the latest technologies and business models that will shape their future careers,” continued Itani, “We are wishing the students that have successfully passed this program all the best in their studies and future career plans.”

The online nature of the course enables Ericsson to target a large group of students at once, and is efficient in terms of cost and logistics. The course supports building a great pipeline of candidates for internship and graduate programs.

Ericsson is a communications technology and service company, which provides software and infrastructure – especially in mobility, broadband and the cloud – and enables the telecom industry and other sectors to do better business, increase efficiency, improve the user experience and capture new opportunities. Ericsson operates worldwide, and currently has two offices operating in the Kurdistan region. Find out more about Ericsson here.