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Huawei ramps up its Seeds for the Future initiative

Huawei ramps up its Seeds for the Future initiative

Aims to empower students in the Australian ICT sector

The Australian Seeds For The Future participants in China in 2015

The Australian Seeds For The Future participants in China in 2015

Huawei Technologies Australia, in partnership with the Australian Technology Network of Universities (ATN), will soon host 12 undergraduate students in China as part of its annual Seeds for the Future initiative.

First launched in 2008, Seeds for the Future has, to-date, welcomed more than 10,000 students from 150 Universities across 54 countries.

As part of this initiative, students will embark on a two-week, hands-on learning experience, where they will be given the opportunity to work closely with researchers in Huawei’s research laboratories. The successful students will have the opportunity to experience life on the 60,000 staffed Huawei campus and visit the technology giant’s Exhibition Centre, Logistics Centre and R&D labs.

The group will also have the opportunity to interact with local students and learn more about Chinese culture and language to gain cross-cultural work experience in a global business environment.

Establishing a deeper understanding of the latest in digital innovation, products and solutions, the program aims to nurture young Australian talent within the ICT sector.

Huawei Australia director of corporate and public affairs, Jeremy Mitchell, said Seeds for the Future introduces students to Huawei’s technology and processes and aims to bridge the gap between industry and academia.

“Delivering a practical course structure is not possible through the traditional university environment,” Mitchell said.

“Enhancing students’ ability to adapt to the ever-changing ICT industry, Seeds for the Future not only fosters young Australian talent, it ultimately delivers a positive influence on the global ICT industry. Huawei is committed to helping shape the future of the industry, which we recognise lies in the hands of young and upcoming talent.”

Highlighting its significant CSR commitment, Huawei has also partnered with the Clontarf Foundation to engage young indigenous students within the Australian technology industry.

The partnership aims to encourage indigenous students across Australia to enroll in Seeds for the Future; simultaneously educating them about the abundance of opportunities available within the ICT sector.

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