Over the past few years the ‘Seeds for the Future’ programme has produced fruitful results.
More than 100 Bruneian students have benefitted from the programme from 2015 to 2021, with graduate students working in the information and communications technology (ICT) industry contributing to local talent development. Huawei is exploring ways to cultivate talent through innovation, such as Huawei Academy in collaboration with Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB), which saw the participation from over 40 people.
This was shared by Chief Executive Officer of Huawei Technologies in Brunei Darussalam Kevin Zhang Jianwei at the opening ceremony of the Seeds for the Future 2022 programme yesterday.
Launched in 2008, the programme aims to develop local talent and bridge communication between countries and culture, he added.
“It is our mission to bring digitisation to every person, home and organisation, for a connected world to build digital foundation.
“We cooperate with the local ICT industry and authorities to improve ICT infrastructure. In addition, we look to recruit outstanding graduate students to Huawei offices in the region, such as Singapore, to help train and develop more ICT talents in Brunei.”
He continued, “Although the past three years have seen uncertainties, two things have become clear. First, digitalisation is a driving force for the future with countries including Brunei speeding up digital transformation due to COVID-19.
“Secondly, talent is essential for digital transformation and sustainable growth. The ICT industry is growing rapidly, bringing many changes. As a result, the industry is in dire need of talents to address new challenges. For Brunei, Huawei will be working together to build a more robust digital economy.”
Kevin Zhang Jianwei also expressed hope that Brunei’s education brings prosperity and seeds for the future of the Sultanate.