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Inspiring the next generation of ICT talent

Students from the Australian Technology Network of Universities (ATN) will this week have the opportunity to discover the latest in ICT innovation at Huawei’s new $30 million National Training and Innovation Centre (NTIC) in Sydney.

The 3-day Innovation and Technology Training Program is designed to provide students with a practical hands-on learning experience, accessing some of Huawei’s latest high tech ICT equipment, where they will get an insight into R&D development at their Innovation Lab, and learn about their latest products and solutions, and the future of ICT.

Students will also have the opportunity to visit the Optus Campus Sydney and their National Operations Centre.

The Innovation and Training program is one of two programs offered under Huawei’s Seeds for the Future umbrella. Ten other high achieving students from ATN universities were selected to embark on a two-week study tour in China where they will visit Huawei’s Exhibition Centres, Logistics Centre and R&D facilities, and experience life on campus at the Beijing Language and Cultural University.

ATN Executive Director, Renee Hindmarsh says, “Huawei’s Innovation and Technology Training program will give ATN students the chance to see first-hand some of the great innovation happening right here in Australia.

“We are excited to be able to offer more ATN students the opportunity to get real-world experience in one of the largest companies in the world. This year’s students will be the very first cohort to participate in the program in Australia.

“We’ve seen first-hand the benefits students get when they are able to interact with leading industry experts, learn practical skills, network and connect with other like-minded individuals in a business environment,” Ms Hindmarsh says.

Huawei Australia Corporate Responsibility Manager, Lisa Connors said, “Huawei Australia will train over 100 local TAFE and university students at our new National Training and Innovation Centre as part of a broader commitment to invest in the local community.

Through our partnership with the ATN we hope the Centre will develop the bright talent who will be vital in shaping the next generation of ICT innovation and our future economy.”

Huawei media contact:

Brent Hooley
Government & Stakeholder Relations, Huawei Australia
E: brent.hooley@huawei.com                  
P: 02 9928 3888