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Saturday, November 27, 2021

Huawei Philippines: Equipping Students with Digital Skills for A More Sustainable Future

 Huawei Philippines successfully wrapped up the 7th Seeds for the Future, a program that has helped over 200 students nationwide. Together with Undersecretary Arnold Ali Atienza of DICT, Undersecretary Renato Solidum of DOST, university heads and Seeds Alumni joined the Closing Ceremony last Friday. 

"I highly laud Huawei's Seeds for the Future Program. The sincerity of Huawei's intention to eliminate the digital divide cannot be more apparent and clearly manifested in ways other than providing useful training programs to contribute to ICT talent development and provide the technical skills needed in the industry." said Arnold Ali Atienza, Undersecretary of DICT. "As Huawei aptly puts it, the Seeds for the Future Program is their way of sharing their innovation and technology to hopefully support the requirements of the Philippine ICT Industry and nurture the development of the local ICT Talent ecosystem." 

"Congratulations to you our dear scholars for having embarked on this grand adventure of personal and professional growth and we always cherish with fondness the memories of this journey and may you also never forget the excitement you felt when offered this proverbial seed and saw the boundless potential contained therein," said Undersecretary of DOST Renato Solidum. "I would like to express our deepest appreciation with our colleagues and friends at Huawei for helping us in our long term vision to provide world class, scientific, technological, and innovative solutions towards high productivity and better quality of life. Huawei's commitment to developing skilled local ICT talents is laudable especially because how it bridges communication in between countries and cultures in a time we needed it most."

During this special time, as pointed out by the World Economic Forum, ICT made it "possible to create value- as seen in remote work, remote healthcare, and remote education- particularly from the perspective of inclusivity." More opportunities will appear for further growth through ICT, as new technologies like 5G, AI, and IoT become more widely applied in the new world. 

With the vision to bring digital to every person, home, organization for a fully connected and intelligent world. "This is the reason behind Seeds for the Future program," said Huawei Philippines VP Daniel Guo. "It's our great pleasure to offer more opportunities for ICT talents, to help students in the Philippines become better equipped, to take advantage of the opportunities in digital technology, and nurture the development of the country's ICT ecosystem."

Seeds for the Future program was launched in 2015 here in the Philippines. It has assisted more than 200 Filipino students in the past seven years. The ICT Academy started from 2018 in the country, has partnered with more than 50 Philippine universities, over 9600 students joined the course.

Aside from paving the way for more ICT talents, Huawei also signed a MoU with DICT to offer Huawei Certification Courses in emerging technologies such as AI, Big Data, Cloud service, etc to help reach a bigger audience and promote digital learning, and widen the ICT Pipeline for sustained and inclusive growth.

Huawei Philippines will continuously to devote in education section, bring digital skills to more Filipinos towards building a sustainable world. 


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