Huawei Won the Mentoring SG Corporate Excellence Award in Singapore
From left: Kevin Kong, Executive Director, Mentoring SG, Charles Cheng, Managing Director, Huawei International, Alvin Tan, Minister of State, Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, and the Ministry of Trade and Industry
[SINGAPORE, 22 NOV 2023] – Huawei, a global information and communications technology (ICT) leader, announced that it has been awarded the inaugural Mentoring SG Corporate Excellence Award at the National Mentoring Summit 2023. This prestigious accolade recognises and celebrates outstanding achievements by corporate organisations that have made remarkable contributions to the local mentoring community.
Mentoring SG is a national movement launched in 2022 by Deputy Prime Minister Lawrence Wong, led by a national-level office. It seeks to promote a mentoring culture in Singapore and make it accessible to youth, aims to ramp up efforts to engage more corporate partners and young people, as well as strengthen the ecosystem. Mentoring SG aims to support youth development and school-to-work transitions. Mentors can help young people broaden their perspectives in their definition of success, and provide guidance, support and practical advice to navigate key transitions.
At the event, Minister of State, Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, and the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Alvin Tan, who is also the advisor to Mentoring SG, gave out the inaugural Mentoring SG Corporate Excellence Award to Huawei International, recognising the company’s exceptional commitment to the mentoring community – both in-house and in the broader mentoring system.
Charles Cheng, Managing Director of Huawei International, said, “Mentoring and developing a talent ecosystem is a marathon, not a sprint. We are deeply honoured to receive this award, it signals us that we are moving in the right direction. As a global ICT leader, Huawei is very cognisant of our responsibility to share our knowledge and digital tools with the wider community towards a vibrant Singapore tech talent ecosystem – for the betterment of all of us. Moving forward, we will continue our efforts to nurture local talent, equipping them with necessary ICT skillsets as well as competitive opportunities to thrive, grow and realise their career aspirations, shine on global stage.”
Going forward, Mentoring SG will partner more corporate partners on industry-led mentoring initiatives. For the start, the office will partner with Huawei and introduce the Tech4City programme, Huawei Singapore’s flagship ideation competition, which aims to empower local youth to build the Singapore of tomorrow through technological innovation.
Tech4City is Huawei’s long-term goal to empower local community and motivate local young innovators to build tailored solutions for a myriad of real-world problems in Singapore. The 2023 edition of the Tech4City competition focused on amalgamating technological breakthroughs with the creation of social impact for a more inclusive and sustainable Singapore. The competition saw over 370 participants forming 144 teams with 89 submitted proposals to address the themes of Well-being, Learning, Energy, Mobility and Finance this year.