Huawei plans to invest US$150 million in digital talent development over the next five years. This program is expected to benefit another 3 million youth. “Today we are announcing Huawei’s Seeds for the Future Program 2.0.
As part of our commitment to continuously developing talent, we will invest US$150 million in this program over the next five years and help college students and young people improve their digital skills. This program is expected to benefit another 3 million people,” said Huawei’s Chairman Liang Hua.
Seeds for the Future is a global Huawei program that allows young people from all around the world, including Mauritians, to develop their ICT skills and perhaps start a career with the Chinese multinational. Students in their last year of engineering or ICT are eligible to apply.
Huawei Technologies has announced the beginning of its Seeds for the Future initiative for 2021. Young Mauritanians who want to register have a limited amount of time. The registration deadline is set for Monday, 2nd of August, 2021. A six-month internship at Huawei Technologies will be provided to the young individuals chosen.
Through this internship, they will be exposed to the ICT professions and will obtain training as well as coaching sessions. Some interns may also be offered career opportunities at Huawei upon completion of the internship.
Last year, during the opening ceremony of the Seeds for the Future, the Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Education, Tertiary Education, Science and Technology of Mauritius, the Hon Mrs Leela Devi Dookun-Luchoomun, GCSK congratulated this initiative of Huawei.
“Education is one of the most important sectors, and today more than ever, technology plays a crucial role in training and education, and we saw this during the COVID-19 pandemic. This Seeds for the Future program gives these young talents a real opportunity. I thank Huawei for this very commendable initiative to encourage local ICT talent and shape the future of our young people”
Yang Chen, Vice President of Huawei Southern Africa Region, said Huawei is committed to Africa’s human resource development. “Africa has the youngest population in the world. These youth are the continent’s greatest resource which will power the economy in the future.
Huawei partners with African governments, education institutes and industry to equip the future leaders with the latest knowledge at the very highest global levels and provide them opportunities to apply it to achieve a better future for the continent.”
The Seeds for the Future 2021 program is being launched