Huawei Philippines successfully held the 7th Seeds for the Future program this year, with over 100 student delegates representing the best and brightest ICT Talents from their respective universities.
Guest speakers include The Undersecretary of DICT Arnold “Ali” Atienza, Undersecretary of DOST Dr. Renato Solidum, Jr. , together with university heads and Seeds Alumni joined the Closing ceremony.
Undersecretary of DICT Arnold “Ali” Atienza, gave his remarks during the program: “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 by providing useful training programs to contribute to ICT talent development and provide the technical skills needed in the industry. 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.”
Undersecretary of DOST Dr. Renato Solidum, Jr. also gave his congratulatory message to the graduates: “Congratulations to our dear scholars for having embarked on this grand adventure of personal and professional growth and may you always cherish with fondness the memories of this journey and never forget the excitement you felt when offered this proverbial seed and saw the boundless potential contained therein.”
He also shared his hopes to the students, “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."
The Seeds for the Future program hopes to contribute to enhance the skills, capabilities and knowledge of local ICT talents.
According to a report by 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.
The reason behind Seeds for the Future program is Huawei’s vision to bring digital to every person, home, organization for a fully connected and intelligent world.
Huawei Philippines Vice President Daniel Guo said during the closing ceremony of Seeds in the Future 2021: “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 in the Philippines. It has benefited more than 200 Filipino students in the past seven years while Huawei ICT Academy started in 2018 in the country, has partnered with more than 50 Philippine universities, with over 9600 students trained.
Besides, aiming to pave the way for more ICT talents, Huawei also signed 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 resources to help improve the education sector, bring digital skills to more Filipinos towards building a sustainable world.