Under the newly announced “ICTalent” initiative, students from UPB received the 8th edition “Seeds for the Future” program graduation certificate. The closing ceremony took place virtually on Tuesday, and was opened by the State Secretary from Ministry of Education, Professor Maria Manea, who highlighted the value of private sector’s support for the technological talent among young people. Professor Mihnea Udrea, dean of ETTI, UPB closed the closing ceremony, which was also attended by William Wu, Huawei Romania Subsidiary Board Director.
This year, Huawei’s flagship CSR program took place in a hybrid format. During the 8 day long program, the participants had the opportunity to learn about new technologies like 5G, AI, Cloud Computing as well as Chinese cultural insights among others from top professors, business leaders and professionals from Huawei, who discussed with the students directly, offering direct extra-curricular support. The program also included activities like Cross Cultural Exchange Sessions as well as Leadership sessions for participants, from which 18 outstanding students graduated.
“Students who are going to build a career in various fields have the opportunity, through such programs as Seeds for the Future, to be exposed to valuable information and experiences that will help them further in their professional development. I understand that your training has taken place in the direction of new perspectives in the field of information and communications technology. I can only congratulate you for finishing this program today and to encourage you in the learning process and, on behalf of the Ministry of Education, to send you all the support you can receive for the further development of partnerships or collaborations of this type between the private environment and the academic environment. Congratulations to the private and academic environment for this partnership”, stated Maria Manea, State Secretary, the Ministry of Education, one of the special guests at the closing ceremony.
“Programs like ‘Seeds for the future’ bring extremely important added value for future engineers in electronics, telecommunications and information technology. The combination of practical activities and lectures, which address both current issues in the field of IT&C, as well as elements of entrepreneurship and business, is more than welcome and allows students in the program to successfully complete their theoretical basis of excellence gathered during the years of study within our faculty. I wish such programs as the one supported by Huawei, a leading IT&C company globally and nationally, to be a source of inspiration for other companies as well. Only this way, the human resource of tomorrow of Romania in this field will be competitive at the international level and will be able to contribute to the future growth of the local profile market ”, said Mihnea Udrea, Dean of the Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology, UPB.
I would like to congratulate all the students that participated for successfully completing the program and achieving outstanding results. I am glad that you took the opportunity that “Seeds for the Future” offered you, by enabling you to expand your knowledge and skills in the area of ICT. This year’s redesigned course plan under the framework of the newly signed MoU with UPB, brought together professors, business leaders and experts that could discuss with the students directly, offering an extra-curricular support. I believe that the seeds that were planted, will bring rich harvest in the future, for the students but also for Romania”, declared William Wu, Subsidiary Board Director, Huawei Romania, at the closing ceremony.
The 8th edition of the Seeds for the Future program has re-designed the course plan under the framework of the newly signed MoU with UPB, through which Huawei offers scholarships and training courses to the University students.