'Seeds for the Future' Program Taps Canadian Universities to Bridge Gap Between School, Work

Information and communications technology solutions provider Huawei this week announced the Canadian launch of its "Seeds for the Future" program.

The program will provide 20 third-year engineering students from seven Canadian universities an opportunity to visit Beijing and work out of the company's headquarters in Shenzhen, China. The announcement was made at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Designed to help bridge the gap between school and work, "Seeds for the Future" will help develop ICT talent in Canada, promote a greater understanding of the telecommunications sector and encourage participation in the international ICT community, Huawei says.

Students participating in Seeds of the Future will be given first-hand learning opportunities through interactions with Huawei staff and visits to Huawei laboratories, according to the company, where they will witness live demonstrations of advanced communications technologies. They will also gain an understanding of the latest skills needed to be successful in ICT, Huawei says, while learning how to be effective in a multicultural business environment.

Seeds for the Future will tap students from Polytechnique Montréal, Carleton University, the University of Saskatchewan, the University of Waterloo, the University of British Columbia, the University of Ottawa, and the University of Toronto.

Huawei Canada has been in operation since 2008.

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