Huawei, Largest-ever Regional Seeds for the Future Program

Huawei, Largest-ever Regional Seeds for the Future Program

2022-08-23 0 By Huawei     GOOGLE NEWS    

Huawei launched its largest-ever Seeds for the Future Program in Asia Pacific, in collaboration with ASEAN Foundation and Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). From August 19 to 27, it will bring together 120 outstanding students from 16 countries across the Asia Pacific region for a 9-day cross-cultural, digital boot camp. While there, they will propose technical solutions to social problems through Tech4Good projects. 56 of the 120 participants are women, making the 2022 cohort the most gender-balanced in the region since the program initiated in 2008.

Asia-Pacific Seeds for the Future 2022 marks the first time the program is held since Huawei and ASEAN Foundation signed an MoU on scaling it up. TAT will host participants for a cultural tour of Bangkok. By cooperating, the three organizations aim to enhance the value and quality of the program.

H.E. Mr. Jurin Laksanawisit, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce of Thailand

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce of Thailand, H.E. Mr. Jurin Laksanawisit said: “At present, public and private sectors are working together to increase ICT personnel in order to keep up with changing trends. I believe that co-training with leading specialized companies such as Huawei will greatly enhance the quality of education and is an excellent step for advancing digital development.”

Secretary-General of ASEAN, H.E. Dato Lim Jock Hoi stressed that digital talent will be the driving force in the construction of a Digital ASEAN: “The private sector can play a pioneering role in realising this vision. This project underscores the long-term commitment of Huawei to collaborate and prepare the ASEAN youth for the changing world of work and industry’s demands. I also commend the Huawei ASEAN Academy for working with local stakeholders to train 23,465 ICT professionals from Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, and Indonesia.”

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