Huawei Technologies Co., world’s largest telecom equipment maker, launched an incubating program for young IT talents in Korea in hopes to expand its footprint in the IT powerhouse.
The Chinese tech giant said Tuesday that it ran ‘Korea Seeds for the Future’ program for ICT-major students in Korea for two weeks earlier this month. It is the second year for the company to run the program, which 10 engineering students from Korea’s top universities took part to learn about Huawei’ latest ICT technologies at its headquarters in Shenzhen. The students were also invited to visit Beijing Language and Culture University to experience China.
Huawei runs corporate social responsibility (CSR) program ‘Seeds for the Future’ in all the markets it has entered. So far, nearly 35,000 students from 280 colleges of 90 plus countries benefited from the program.
Since its entrance into Korean telecom equipment market in 2013, the Chinese company has run various CSR projects in Korea. It has given out total 300 million ($270,000) scholarships since 2014 and also has been running contests for young female software programmers every year since 2016.
The company will continue its supports for its young Korean engineers with a hope to build stronger ties, said a Huawei Technologies official.
By Lim Sung-hyun and Cho Jeehyun
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