Huawei to train students in ICT


  • Education
  • Sunday, 13 Sep 2020

THE Huawei Technologies Malaysia global talent development initiative “Seeds for the Future” is back.

The five-day programme, to be held from Sept 21 to 25, aims to cultivate more information and communications technology (ICT) professionals among university students, preparing them for a digitised world, and ultimately bridging the digital divide.

With new norms due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the programme will be conducted entirely online using an open ecosystem that supports online learning and engagement.

Consisting of six hours of compulsory courses, six hours of live-streamed courses and an hour of an elective course, the intake will be increased from 10 to 30.

The compulsory courses will cover the areas of 5G, cloud computing, artificial intelligence (AI) and Huawei Mobile Services (HMS).

For the elective course, students can choose from a wide range of topics such as the Internet of Things (IoT), digital trade, digital economy, or leadership and management.

Additional resources on Chinese culture will also be available for self-learning.

Upon completion, each student will receive an electronic certificate.

Through the upskilling programme, students will get to leverage on Huawei’s technological capabilities and resources to boost their career prospects.

They will also get to learn from Huawei’s global business operations, cross-cultural work practices and the Chinese culture.

“Seeds for the Future” is Huawei’s global flagship corporate social responsibility programme that has been successfully carried out in 125 countries; benefiting over 4,800 students globally since 2008.

Locally, Huawei has partnered with the Higher Education Ministry to run the programme since 2014 and has since helped 85 undergraduate students improve their ICT skills.

Huawei ASEAN Academy vice-chancellor Oliver Liu (pic) said the company is grateful to partner with the Malaysian government in developing the country’s talent.

“We hope to continue working together to bridge the digital divide, enhance knowledge transfer, and cultivate a strong future workforce for a digital nation.

“Talent is crucial for the growth and development of any industry. This is especially so in the rapidly growing and evolving ICT industry.

“We are committed to promoting ICT industry development in Malaysia and we are proud to facilitate learning across national boundaries enabling youths to participate in training activities without being restricted by their geographical location” he said.

For details on the programme, log on to huawei.com/minisite/seeds-for-the-future/history.html.

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