Tuesday 12 November, 2019

Ten students to benefit from work-sudy at Huawei in China

Outgoing Huawei  Country Manager Yue Allen Chen with 2019 Seeds For the Future recipient Tia Thomas from the University of Technology, Jamaica.

Outgoing Huawei Country Manager Yue Allen Chen with 2019 Seeds For the Future recipient Tia Thomas from the University of Technology, Jamaica.

Multinational Technology company, Huawei, has reaffirmed its commitment to local youth development and educational advancement by launching its third annual Seeds for the Future 2019 programme that will see 10 students working at the Huawei headquarters in China for two weeks.

Since 2017, Huawei Jamaica, has worked on this project in cooperation with the University of the West Indies and the University of Technology, benefitting 16 students so far,

According to Neil Grant, Executive Account Manager at Huawei Jamaica, the main goal of the programme is to create new opportunities for outstanding students.

“We hope to develop local ICT talent in the country, enhance knowledge transfer, promote a greater understanding of the telecoms sector and encourage participation in a digital community through integration,” said Grant

Huawei selects top college students for a study trip to China where the course of the progrmame focuses on ICT expertise and experience in managing a multinational with young ICT professionals and helps fuel the development of the local ICT industries.

Seeds for the Future gives students a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience working at the Huawei headquarters in China for two weeks. The latest awardees will be in China from September 4 to 21.

Huawei believes that access to education is vital to create opportunities that support fair and sustainable development in the countries in which it operates. This programme has allowed Huawei to partner with over 400 universities and changed the lives of more than 30,000 students around the world.

Seeds for the Future was introduced by Huawei in 2008, as its CSR flagship programme; an investment deemed necessary to expanding the awareness and understanding of students regarding the telecommunication sector, region-building and the digital contingent.

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