Huawei Australia last night won the prestigious ACOMMS ‘Services to Industry’ Award for its innovative Seeds for the Future program.
Seeds for the Future is a collaborative undergraduate program offering a unique opportunity for Australia’s best and brightest information and technology students to train at Huawei’s global R&D facilities in China.
Huawei, in partnership with the Australian Technology Network of Universities (ATN) and the Federal Government’s New Colombo Mobility program, provides students with practical and cultural experiences to improve skills, broaden horizons and develop industry networks.
Huawei Manager Corporate Relations & Programs, Ms Lisa Connors, said it was an honour for Huawei to be recognised for the work it was doing in Australia.
“Nurturing Australia’s emerging IT talent is vital to drive the next generation of digital innovation,” Ms Connors said.
“Huawei is one of the world’s R&D powerhouses and the Seeds for the Future students gain access to our leading engineers and training facilities.”
Executive Director of the ATN, Ms Renee Hindmarsh said the award highlighted the importance of student collaboration with industry.
“The award recognises a student industry experience that provides hands-on-learning and vital transferable skills at one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies,” she said
“This program and our partnership with the New Colombo Plan has provided our students with real-world and practical experience working in China.”
Conducted by Communications Alliance and now in its 12th year, the ACOMMS Awards recognise excellence in the wider communications industry. Communications Alliance is the most influential association in Australian communications, co-operatively initiating programs for industry development, innovation and growth. The awards were judged by a panel of senior Australia telecommunications executives.