Huawei’s ‘Seeds for the Future’ program will bring 20 Canadian engineering students to China

Huawei has been talking about creating more jobs for Canadians since last year. The company already has a presence in Markham, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Ottawa, and Montreal, and job postings started appearing for a Kitchener location earlier this year. At Mobile World Congress, Huawei announced a different kind of opportunity for Canadians.

Hauwei took to the stage in Barcelona to launch a new “Seeds for the Future” program for Canadians. This program will see 20 third-year engineering students from Canada travel to China to visit Beijing and work at the company’s headquarters in Shenzhen.

The goal is to help develop Canadian ICT talent and promote a greater understanding of the telecommunications sector. Students will see demos of advanced technologies, visit Huawei’s labs, and interact with Huawei staff to gain a better understanding of how to be effective in a multicultural business environment.

“Today’s announcement reflects our continued commitment to Canada and to Canada’s flourishing ICT industry,” said Sean Yang, President of Huawei Canada. “It is our hope that this program will further strengthen the growing educational ties between Canada and China.”

The Seeds for the Future program will be open to 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. Any student that would like to be considered must be a third year student of computer or systems engineering, or a related discipline. The application requires a 500-word essay, a demonstration of your academic acumen, an interest in telecoms, and an interest in Chinese culture. The closing date for applications is tomorrow, March 6th, at 5pm EST. Click here to apply.

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