SER and Huawei open second phase for the call ‘1,000 Talents’
1,000 scholarship program aims to strengthen the competitiveness in Information and Communication Technologies in more than 30 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean.
[Mexico City, February 3rd 2022] Huawei and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced the beginning of the second phase of the call for the program “1000 Talents for the Development of Latin America and the Caribbean”, which aims to promote the digital development and reduce the gender gap in Latin America and the Caribbean. The call will be available until March 28th 2022 and registration must be done at https://sigca.sre.gob.mx. This initiative is a response to the current lack of 200,000 workers certified on ICT around the world, in which women are the ones with lower participation on this field.
The call for the second phase of the program will close on March 28, 2022 and is aimed at students, professionals and academics who have studies or knowledge in the STEM areas related to ICT, who may be creditors of one or our 1,000 scholarships available with a value of 200 dollars, for a total of 200 thousand dollars.
With the above mentioned grant, the participants will obtain access to curriculum on the most advanced digital technologies for the fourth industrial revolution which are: Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Cloud services, Internet of Things, and Storage and Data Communication. The chosen participants will start their online studies on June, and present their certification exam on September, 2022.
The requirements for applying to one or our scholarships are the following:
- Recommendation letter from a professor or any other contact with job relation with the applicant;
- English proof of language (except for applicants from English speaking countries);
- Fill up the questionnaire available at: https://huawei.com/mx/events/mx/1000-talentos-para-el-desarrollodigital
- Official identification or national identity document;
- Certification or diploma on ICT obtained in the previous 24 months, which will allow you to have a better grade on your application.
The first stage of the program, which was aimed at strengthening women participation in the industry, successfully recruited more than 168 women from more than 25 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, (Guyana, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Dominica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Granada, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Dominican Republic, Saint Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela), which will carry out studies and online exam certifications from December 2021 to March 2022. The distribution of participation in the first stage was: 44% AI, 5% Big Data, 5% Cloud Services, 13% Datacom, 10% IoT, 11% Storage.
“In Huawei, we are convinced that a Latin American and the Caribbean ecosystem will make easier the growth and transformation in the industries of the region” said César Funes, Vice-president of Institutional Relations for Huawei Latin America.”
The Latin American and the Caribbean countries face a digital talent gap that hinders innovation and the digital transition of the economy, which has become more evident with Covid-19 pandemic, therefore, and in response to this situation, Huawei reinforces its commitment to support the strengthening of cooperation in the region and in to face common challenges.
As part of the program, the Mexican Agency for International Development and Cooperation (AMEXCID) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, together with Huawei, stablished the selection parameters to choose the students, professionals, or academics that will earn the scholarships. In addition, Huawei will grant vouchers to take HCIA (Huawei Certified ICT Associate) level exam in the chosen certification, as well the platform and the necessary training material.