Huawei committed to developing Portuguese ICT talent

  • ECO News
  • 9 November 2021

The company's goal is to develop a new generation of Portuguese talent with technological skills.

Huawei Portugal has signed a memorandum of understanding with Associação DNS.PT and the INCoDe.2030 programme, in the framework of developing national talent in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) areas. The goal is to strengthen and consolidate the company’s commitment to developing a new generation of talent with technological skills. Huawei also intends to launch a scholarship programme later this year.

“Huawei has been working with all stakeholders to leverage the launch of several programmes to support national talent in Portugal,” Steven Cai, vice-president for Western Europe at the technology company, said in a statement. The manager also mentioned the scholarship programme “that will benefit 50 Portuguese university students and intends to be launched this year.”

According to the tech company, this scholarship programme pretends to benefit a total of 50 Portuguese higher education students in engineering areas. The initiative will be carried out with the DNS.PT Association, one of the partners of the Portugal INCoDe.2030 initiative, aimed at improving the country’s positioning and competitiveness to ensure a prominent place in digital skills in the 2017-2030 period, through a set of actions and initiatives to be announced soon.

This is the latest Huawei’s initiative regarding the education sector in Portugal. During the summer the tech company has launched the 1st Summer School for Female Leadership in Digital Age,  that joined initiatives such as Smart
Bus, Seeds for the Future, ICT Academy, and more recently, the 5G lab (5GAIner), to open this year in Aveiro.