SWEEP is short for Smart Wireless Engineering Education Program. It is the only one of its kind industry-academe linkage program in the Philippines with a network of 32 colleges and universities all over the country that offer ECE and IT courses. For 16 years, Smart has partnered with these schools to help them produce industry-ready graduates or technopreneurs by leveraging on its network, infrastructure and technologies.
Under SWEEP, partner schools have benefitted from:
- Technology trainings;
- Last mile scholarships for deserving students taking up tech courses in partner State schools;
- Access to the country’s first MOOCs offered by the UP Open University in partnership with Smart;
- Access to a technology playground through an annual innovations competition; and
- Access to a runway for commercialization of school projects.
SWEEP has received numerous local and international awards for its contribution to education.