As we enter an era where all things are connected, new digital applications are developing at a lightning-fast pace. In an environment where network infrastructure and modern digital-ready facilities are becoming basic necessities, vocational education and the ability to innovate are more important than ever. This partnership marks Huawei France's initial endeavors at closing this gap, aimed at helping young people who have not found their place in the traditional education system to find rewarding and meaningful work.
Ken Hu, Deputy Chairman and Rotating CEO of Huawei, announces partnership with French educational non-profit Web@cadémie at La Soirée Singulière concert
"As a responsible corporate citizen, Huawei actively gives back to the local communities where we operate," said Ken Hu, Deputy Chairman of the Board and Rotating CEO of Huawei. "We pursue shared success and sustainable development, paying special attention to developing local ICT talent and supporting local SMEs. By forging this partnership with Web@cadémie, we are delivering on our promise to build young talent. It's also a sign that our investment in this area has begun to show results."
"Our partnership with Huawei adds a whole new dimension to Web@académie," said Sophie Viger, director of Web@académie. "Each year, not only will it allow us to train more young people without baccalauréat qualifications, but also offer an opportunity—until now unimaginable—for 10 of them to expand their horizons and travel across the world. Long-term support through a series of innovative lectures given by Huawei engineers and researchers in all the cities where Epitech and the Web@académie can be found, will enable our students to better understand the most recent technological developments in the professional ICT world. In short, a boost on every level!"
(From left to right) Ken Hu, Deputy Chairman and Rotating CEO of Huawei; Jean-Marie Le Guen, French Minister of State for Relations with Parliament; Zhai Jun, Chinese Ambassador to France; and Sophie Viger, Director of Web@cadémie, posing in a group shot with outstanding students from Web@cadémie program.
By 2019, Huawei and Web@cadémie will carry out educational programs in 12 cities across France. Specific details are as follows:
Educational programs will be launched in 12 cities across France, benefiting 1,000+ students. Huawei will arrange for engineers and researchers to provide the students with training, and help them garner an understanding of the latest technological trends.
Huawei will provide 10 scholarships every year to enable recipients to complete their studies at Web@cadémie. Scholarship evaluation criteria will be decided upon by Huawei and Web@cadémie.
Every year, 10 students from the Web@cadémie program will be invited to participate in Huawei's Seeds for the Future program. These students will travel to Beijing and Shenzhen in China to undergo an immersive training program, where they will learn about cutting-edge technology and the latest trends in the ICT industry.
Increasing investment to give young people more opportunities
Huawei has been running its Seeds for the Future program for six consecutive years, working closely together with major universities and public schools in France. To date, over 60 French students have visited China to participate in this immersive training program. Moving forward, Huawei and Web@cadémie will work together to provide students who haven't pursued higher education with more opportunities through specially designed training programs in France.