Saudi Telecommunications Company (STC) and King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) partnered with Ericsson to establish a centre of excellence in KFUPM with the aim of preparing Saudi nationals for careers in telecommunications at STC.
The initiative focuses on the development of competencies and the training of KFUPM students, specifically for the technologies that support STC business in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). Ericsson will create professional training programs in wireless communications and business support systems (BSS) including the use of test labs, dummy nodes, and end-to-end setup for features and product tests. The company will also offer its Research and Development graduate program.
Abdullah Alzmame, network VP at STC, said: “This strategic partnership will enable us to continue providing the highest standards of communications services by ensuring that our graduates have the best training in the most recent and innovative technologies in the market, thus preparing them for a great future in the telecommunications industry.”
Dr. Sahel N. Abduljauwad, vice rector for research at KFUPM, added: “The university is happy to embrace such outstanding initiatives which help boost the student’s competence as well as give them a unique chance to practice the theoretical academic in reality.”