Huawei confirms its commitment to digital training and ICT and Stem subjects in Italy, also looking at industrial doctorates. “Our ‘Seeds for the Future’ project, which is about to restart, is part of Huawei’s commitment to technological skills and in this area we also finance industrial doctorates in collaboration with some Italian Polytechnics and universities” Huawei manager Enrica Banti, Head of Corporate Communications, points out to Adnkronos of the Chinese giant founded in 1987 by Ren Zhengfei.
Huawei – which has its headquarters in Shenzhen, Guangdong – has started “a global project in 130 countries and now the Italian program dedicated to Italian students of Italian universities is restarting“marks the Huawei manager who just today announced the return of the ‘Seeds for the future’ program, now in its eighth edition, which aims to” promote merit and excellence “among young people in the ICT sector, focusing on not only on the training aspects but also “on the concrete application in the industrial world”.
The novelty of this year, continues the manager of Huawei, is that the project “is enriched with Elis, the consortium that trains people at work to offer everyone the opportunity to build their own life project. “In the 2021 edition of ‘Seeds for the future’, moreover, “Italian SMEs are strongly involved” who want to tackle a process of digitization. “Enrollment has just opened for our annual training program, a training program, open to fifty students enrolled in an Italian faculty of Telecommunication Engineering, Computer Science, Electronics or other ICT faculty, which will take place from 8 to 15 November on a dedicated online platform to which selected young people will be able to access after registering “.
Subsequently, and by March 2022, 12 internships will be activated reserved for the most deserving students and focused on digital transformation projects, to be carried out at Small and Medium Enterprises or Start-ups identified by Elis. “Our program has never stopped, it has only changed its appearance. Before the pandemic, it included 2 weeks of courses in China at the headquarters and this made the program even more formative but – adds Enrica Banti – unfortunately Covid has transformed the program that has become online. However, although the experience in the field has been lost, the advantage is that there are more students, a new module with added value: we allow the best 12 to do a paid internship in SMEs that are facing a digital transformation “.
The initiative, which globally aims to develop digital skills of the best university students in the ICT field with an investment of 150 million dollars over the next five years, at the local level it has therefore enriched itself with the collaboration of Elis to bring students ever closer to the business world. Wilson Wang, CEO of Huawei Italia, in announcing the start of the new Italian edition he stated: “We firmly believe that collaboration between academia and business is increasingly crucial. As a company rooted in the Italian territory, we have long been committed to the development of local talents and the digitization of the country “.
“On the one hand, we aim to provide young people with high-level specialist training, applied to concrete scenarios, for quick access to the world of work, on the other -the CEO of Huawei Italia said again- we want to support Italian SMEs in their digital transformation process, which is essential for driving the post-pandemic economic recovery “.