Huawei Canada program to send 20 engineering students to China for technological skills development

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Huawei has announced 20 Canadian university engineering students have been selected to participate in its ‘Seeds for the Future‘ program.

This is the third year Seeds for the Future has run, with the program giving students a chance to get firsthand experience with the advancement taking place in China’s technological industry. Seeds of the Future also seeks to build links between Canada and China and promote career opportunities in the telecommunications centre and get more people engaged in information and communications technology (ICT) community.

The selected students will gather in Ottawa for two days of preparation at Huawei Canada’s Research Centre before heading to China on June 1st for a two-week professional and cultural trip. During this time, Huawei says they’ll be able to work with company staff and visit its laboratories for live demonstrations of advanced communications technologies. Students will also have time to tour the city and experience Chinese culture, including planned visits to landmarks such as the Great Wall of China and the Forbidden City.

“We are proud to offer this opportunity to another talented group of engineering students from across the country,” said Huawei Canada president Sean Yang in a press release. “This award-winning program has grown in popularity and we’re happy to see that nearly half the students participating this year are women. This hands-on experience provides students with a once in a lifetime work and cultural exchange, with an opportunity to see China and its industry-leading innovation.”

Below is the full list of all participants:

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In the press release, Huawei says it will also invest $10 million CAD in 2017 directly into research projects with universities across Canada.

In other Huawei news, the company recently announced that its P10 and P10 Plus smartphones are set to launch in Canada on June 6th.

Source: Newswire