The “Seeds for the Future” Huawei Telecom Program has reached its fifth edition. This year too, ten students from Bucharest, Cluj and Craiova were sent to China by Huawei Romania for the period August 31 – September 15. In the first week, the youngsters attended Chinese language and culture intensive courses in Beijing and had the opportunity to visit the touristic and historical attractions of the city. They have been particularly impressed by the Forbidden City and the Great Wall of China, as two of the 10 participants in tis year’s program, Raluca Gabriela and George, confessed at the press conference. In the second week of their experience, they moved to Shenzhen, in the Huawei Academy campus, part of the Huawei headquarter, where they had access to cutting-edge technologies from the Huawei laboratories, while the company’s specialists provided them with advice and consultancy.
The 5th edition of the program in Romania was implemented in partnership with the Romanian Government and supported by the Ministry of National Education, the Ministry of Information Society, as well as by the most important universities in the country.
Ke Liu, CEO of Huawei Romania, stated at the press conference organized last week: “In the fifth year since we have managed to implement in partnership with the Romanian Government, the Huawei Future Seeds Program, we believe this is our responsibility as we are part of the Romanian ICT industry for over 15 years, to get involved in activities of sustainable growth. We have created this program because we are aware of that the students are the ICT specialists of tomorrow, and we wish to provide them a solid support both in the theoretical and the practical fields. It is our duty as a major company to get involved with all resources that we have, in order to give students the chance of following their dreams and of obtaining remarkable results. Through this program, implemented in over 100 countries all over the world, Huawei have provided scholarships, trainings, internships and work experience to more than 30,000 students from 280 universities globally. We are concentrating on the partnership we have with the universities and on the relationship that we have with the student communities. Future Seeds Program has a very interesting structure, as it offers the contact with the professional work performance, the knew of the technology in the fields, and unique experience, both professional and cultural knowledge. The program was created in order to benefit beside the students the whole industry and the local market as well. By improving the standards in ICT education in Romania and bridging the gap between information, that is available to be learned and that is actually need for the future. The program aims to align Romania with the strategical digital plans of the other countries. On the medium and long term, the goal is to develop local ICT talents, with the possibility of reducing unemployment rate. And it also helps Romanian students to adapt in a multicultural business environment and especially in the ever growing faster moving ICT industry, and to be up to date with the latest technologies and innovations.”
Irina Elisabeta Kovács, Secretary of State at the Ministry of National Education, stated at the conference that our country is prestigious in the IT&C field, and thus, more and more companies come or develop their business here. “We appreciate that Huawei, along with other prestigious companies, chose to invest in the development of these young talents, so that from a country which is recognized and appreciated for the value of its programmers, we become a country which is also known for the value of the ICT researchers”, was the message sent through her by Minister Rovana Plumb. “I am sure that you have been absolutely remarkable ambassadors of Romania in China”, Irina Kovács also told the student who attended the program. At the same time, she pointed out that the Ministry of National Education pays a special attention to this field, and discussions are taking place at present in order to introduce programming as a gymnasium discipline, also aiming at endowing schools with ICT excellence laboratories.
“It was a successful program, and we wish it to be at least at the same level every year”, the Enterprise Director of Huawei Technologies, Vlad Doicaru, concluded at the press conference, once again emphasizing the long-term engagement assumed by Huawei towards the Romanian education system