The deadline is tight but you still have a few days to apply. “Seeds for the Future”, one of Huawei’s educational flagship programmes is aimed at students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) or with a keen interest in ICT. Apply by October 18 or spread the word! Luxembourg’s 5-day online programme will take place between October 26 and 30.
Photo: Seeds for the Future is looking at the next generation of talents / Credits © Huawei
“For the 2020 Seeds for the Future edition, we are delighted to partner for the fourth consecutive year with University of Luxembourg and to begin a partnership with Fondation Jeunes Scientifiques Luxembourg,” says Dorothée de Nazelle, PR Manager at Huawei Luxembourg. “We are looking at the next generation of talent to support the continuous growth and digital transformation of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. We believe Seeds for the future is an opportunity to cultivate local talent and instil an interest in a career in ICT.”
The involvement of tech giants in the education and training of new talent is becoming increasingly persistent. This is the case of Huawei which, since 2008, has been running ‘Seeds for the Future’, aprogramme that seeks to develop local ICT talent, enhance knowledge transfer, promote a greater understanding of and interest in the ICT sector, and improve and encourage regional building and participation in the digital community.
Since the launch of the initiative in 2008, Huawei has partnered with over 500 universities across 126 countries and regions. A total of 5,770 students have already participated, including eight students from the University of Luxembourg where the programme started four years ago.
As part of Huawei’s efforts to address the digital skills shortage in Europe and Luxembourg, the company gives students the opportunity to experience what it is like to work for a top multinational entreprise and to see how modern technologies such as 5G, the Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence are developed and made useful to society first-hand.
“Decades ago, working with technologies was for geeks. Today, digital skills and computing are not only for those who want to become engineers or tech enthusiasts. It is for everyone.”
Successful candidates will study advanced courses exploring the latest developments in AI, cloud computing and 5G, along with course options in digital trade and digital transformation featuring guest lectures from industry thought-leaders about the future of technology.
In previous years, selected students were invited to a 2-week trip in China. The experience included one week of cultural immersion and another week of on-campus technological immersion. Participating students visited Huawei’s headquarters in Shenzhen to learn about the business. They also visited Huawei’s innovation lab at Songshanhu campus where Huawei manufactures a range of its class-leading products.
Huawei is a company built on innovation – whilst the global pandemic means travel is not possible, the company has decided to move ‘Seeds for the Future’ online.
For this year’s edition, the students will enjoy a five-day virtually immersive experience which will be just as, challengingand rewarding as it was in the previous years.
This year’s programme is structured around four main pillars: company visit (virtual tours, presentations and exchanges with Huawei employees); online courses and live lectures (with Huawei experts and guest speakers); technology journey (virtual visits and exchanges with high tech companies to learn about China’s technological development); and Chinese culture tours (virtual visits of iconic sights).
Applications are now open for the Luxembourg 2020 Seeds for the Future programme. Students can apply by sending their CV and a motivation letter by 18th October, 2020 to Dorothée de Nazelle.
The growth of STEM training in Europe and Luxembourg has been emphasized by the EU Commissioner Thierry Breton during the opening speech of the Europe Code Week event. “Decades ago, working with technologies was for geeks. Today, digital skills and computing are not only for those who want to become engineers or tech enthusiasts. It is for everyone.” Apply to Huawei’s Seed for the Future programme and seize this wonderful opportunity! These 5 days will change your life or at least give you new keys to open your professional future.