Higher Education Commission (HEC) together with Huawei Pakistan is inviting prospective Pakistani undergraduate applicants to register for the ‘Seeds for the Future programme 2021’.
First launched in Pakistan back in 2015, currently 87 students have benefited and been sent to China by Huawei to learn about Chinese culture and the latest trends in ICT technologies. Following last year’s format, given the restrictions placed by Covid-19, an online six-day training course has been organised for 30 excellent students from 9th-16th August.
The initial period of the learning is about Chinese culture and language. They will also get technical training from Huawei and industry ICT experts who will share their expertise on a wide range of courses covering 5G, cloud computing, AI, strategic leadership, smart homes, IoT and cyber-security.
The selected students will be able to obtain valuable cutting-edge ICT knowledge developed by Huawei’s Headquarters and experience a cross-cultural communication virtually.
The ‘Seeds for the Future programme’ has been Huawei’s flagship CSR programme dedicated to top STEM and non-STEM students worldwide for social-enterprise partnership goals in Pakistan, since the first batch of Pakistani students traveled to China in 2015. The aim of the programme, which has been active in over 130 countries, & regions since its inception in Thailand, has been to nurture upcoming STEM talent from around the world. So far 8,774 students are part of the ‘Seeds for the Future’ alumni, and female participation in the programme is almost one-third.
With 70+ pre-recorded & live courses covering topics such as science & technology, economics, humanities, and CSR, it’s not surprising that over 3000 participants joined last year.
The ICT industry is one of the fastest growing in Pakistan, and the world. The demand for qualified and market-ready professionals in the field is growing rapidly — it is becoming a need, in our burgeoning online-based globalised reality. Programmes such as ‘Seeds of the Future’ address this long-term possibility of deficiency with appropriate foresight.