Trinity Engineering students take part in Seeds for the Future programme in China
18 August 2015
Huawei’s “Seeds for the Future” programme will teach students Katie Rock (TCD), Alan Flynn and Helen Fletcher (TCD) many aspects of the IT firm’s business
Five TCD School of Engineering students are currently taking part in the Huawei-sponsored Seeds for the Future programme in Beijing and Shenzhen in China and will remain there until 28th August. The five - Katie Rock, Darragh McKay, Aine Cahill, Edmund O'Floinn and Helen Fletcher - were chosen following a selection process hosted by Philip Candice, Director of Public Policy with Huawei UK and are part of a group of 42 students from Ireland and the UK in this initiative which has run in the UK for the last 6 years and now includes Ireland following President Higgins' recent trade trip to China.
Extensive funding for the trip is provided by Huawei Technologies and includes all flights, accommodation and meals as well as other expenses - the students also receive a Honor 6 Plus mobile 'phone together with a Chinese sim card for use during the trip which they are allowed to keep if they make two social media posts dailyy during the trip.
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