On March 25, 2011, Huawei and Malaysia Digital Economy Corp (MDeC) signed a partnership agreement at the Prime Minister's Office. The then Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak attended the signing ceremony. According to the agreement, Huawei and MDeC would provide 10,000 teachers and students with ICT training within five years. At the end of 2015, Huawei completed the training plan.
On June 14, 2012, Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak attended the opening ceremony of the global training center based in Cyberjaya. The center provides training for over 20,000 engineers every year.
In November 2013, MDeC, an organization under the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia, presented Huawei with the "ICT Industry and Talent Development in Malaysia" award, recognizing Huawei's significant contributions to building a skilled ICT workforce in Malaysia.
In 2014, Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak granted Huawei Malaysia CEO Abraham Liu the certificate of "CEO Lecturer", and invited Huawei experts to share the latest industry trends and management practice with Malaysia's university teachers and students, and apply their ICT technology to the education sector. Huawei was the only Chinese company invited to participate in this project.
In November 2014, Huawei cooperated with Malaysia's Ministry of Education to provide a five-day training program on fixed broadband technology to 25 students of Polytechnic Shah Alam.
Between 2014 and 2016, Huawei and Malaysia's Ministry of Education jointly selected 51 outstanding undergraduates to participate in the two-week Seeds for the Future program in Beijing, Shanghai, and Shenzhen, where they received cultural and ICT training.
In August 2015, Huawei worked with four Malaysian universities (Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Universiti Malaysia Perlis, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, and Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka) and launched the Malaysian Technical University Network (MTUN) project. This project aimed to improve graduates' ICT expertise. The first batch of 40 graduates participated in a 45-day ICT training session, including courses about IP, wireless network, fixed network, network transmission, and core network. Huawei granted the Huawei Certified Network Graduate (HCNG) to trainees after the training, and the trainees were all hired by Huawei partners.
In March 2016, Malaysia's Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Bin Hamidi granted Huawei Malaysia CEO Abraham Liu the title of "Visiting Professor of Malaysia University of Science and Technology".
On October 26, 2016, Huawei and the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia signed an MoU. Under this MoU, Huawei will advise the ministry on how to develop a skilled ICT workforce and build smart campuses, and drive the ICT industry forward through education, ICT knowledge sharing, and cooperation between the industry and academia. Huawei will also select 300 students from public and polytechnic universities to participate in the discussions at the innovation center, to develop more talent for the future digital economy.
For more information about Seeds for the Future in Malaysia, please visit http://www.huawei.com/my/news/my/2016/huawei-launches-seeds-for-the-future