The ‘Seeds for the Future’ program is fully sponsored by Huawei Malaysia and provides students the opportunity of a cultural and comprehensive first-hand working experience in Beijing and Huawei’s headquarters in Shenzhen. Established in 2008, ‘Seeds for the Future’ is Huawei’s global CSR flagship program which continues to be a reflection of their unwavering commitment in developing the ICT industry, starting with education. It seeks to develop local ICT talent, enhance knowledge transfer, encourage a greater understanding of the ICT sector, and promote regional building and participation in the digital community.
Speaking at the flag off ceremony of the program, YB Dr. Maszlee bin Malik, Minister of Education, said “I want to sincerely thank Huawei Malaysia for their dedication and commitment to build a better, fully connected, intelligent Malaysia not only through their technology but also through their continuous efforts in upskilling our nation’s ICT Talent. Indeed, the ‘Seeds for the Future’ Program is an embodiment of Huawei’s vision to bridge the gap in course curriculum and practical industry requirements and help empower future generations with highly competitive skills that cater to the demanding information era.”
Huawei Malaysia CEO, Mr. Baker Zhou said, “Huawei believes basic research and education are the foundation for creating and revitalizing industry. Huawei has been and always will be a strong supporter in developing local ICT industry through education, ICT knowledge transfer and industry-academia collaborations.”
Over the next two weeks, the students will learn about trends in cloud computing, Internet of Things, 5G technologies, building and configuring their own 4G base stations and many other cutting-edge solutions through technology workshops and networking events. The holistic programme also includes cultural aspects such as Mandarin language classes and calligraphy and painting classes, and the students will also get to explore the city through day tours. The students are scheduled to depart on 12 October and will return to Malaysia on 27 October 2018.
As a leading contributor to the ICT industry, Huawei has been raising the bar when it comes to human capital development in Malaysia. The company trains 20,000 person/day annually at its global training centers in Cyberjaya. Another Huawei partnership with the MOE is the “CEO@Faculty Program 2.0” in which young lecturers from local universities undergo a six month attachment under the mentorship of the CEO himself. Currently, two young lecturers from Universiti Malaya and Universiti Sains Malaysia are undergoing their attachment with Huawei Malaysia.