By Stella Nze
A multinational networking company, Huawei Nigeria, has called for entry from Nigerian university student to enter this year’s Seeds for the Future program.
The programme was initiated in 2008, to develop local ICT talent, enhance knowledge transfer, promote a greater understanding of interest in the ICT sector, and improve and encourage regional building and participation in the digital community.
The Seeds for the Future Program was created by Huawei Technologies to proactively support the development of future leaders and innovators across the world.
Managing Director of the company, Mr. Li Frank, who spoke on the programme, said: “Talent is crucial for the growth and development of any industry, the rapidly growing ICT industry has greatly changed business models. As a result, across the ICT ecosystem there is an urgent need for large numbers of technical staff who can address the challenges posed by this transformation. For true and lasting development in Nigeria, we must look in the area of human capital development with a huge focus on youths.”
Huawei has done this successfully by implementing and supporting a number of schemes such as the Growing Girls and Women in Nigeria (G-Win), 1000 Girls in Training, scholarships for The African University of Science and Technology (AUST), engineers training programs.
This marks the third consecutive year, where smart lucky Nigerian student are picked through a detailed and objective selection process to partake in Huawei’s global CSR program.