The University of Venda (UNIVEN)’s ICT Department in collaboration with the Huawei ICT Academy embarked on a roadshow to recruit UNIVEN students to register and participate in the Huawei Competition. The recruitment took place at the University cafeteria Lapa on Monday, 09 September 2019. 

UNIVEN students and Huawei students pose for a group photo

The Huawei ICT Talent Manager, Tsholofelo Llale outlined that through Huawei ICT Competition, Huawei aims to provide students with a platform to compete and acquire certification in order to enhance their ICT knowledge, practical and application skills, and raise their innovation awareness. “The competition is also a platform that facilitates connections between international talent as well as the collaboration between Huawei Partners, Institutions of Higher Learning, thus promoting the education, growth, advancement of ICT talent and promote employability of our students,” she added. 

Huawei ICT Talent Manager Tsholofelo Llale

She continued to express that the Huawei ICT Competition plays an extremely important role in motivating students to push themselves and demonstrate determination, commitment and perseverance to overcome challenges. “The Huawei ICT competition aims to develop a platform for government organizations, Higher Education Institutions, training partners, enterprises and students to support ICT education.” This competition does not only recognize and reward student achievements in technology, but also provides guidance for future career development. 

Llale further said that Huawei ICT competition means much more than a challenge. “It is a journey to explore the latest technologies and to understand the latest industry trends. Students now have a more comprehensive and in-depth understanding on the technological world of today and tomorrow.” 

Patience Munzhelele, a UNIVEN Media Studies student

One of the students who entered the Huawei competition, Patience Munzhelele said that when a door is open, you become the first to enter before it closes because you don’t know the opportunities that you might find in that opened door. “The telecommunication world is growing at a faster rate with fewer females within the programming department or inventors,” she said. 

Below are UNIVEN Huawei ambassadors who were assisting students to register for the competition: 

Issued by: 

Department of Communications & Marketing 

University of Venda 

Tel: (015) 962 8525 

Date: 13 September 2019