NWU Career Centre hosts Entrepreneurship and Innovation seminar

Belinda Bantham -- Tue, 09/03/2019 - 15:02

NWU Career Centre hosts Entrepreneurship and Innovation seminar

The North West University’s (NWU’s) Career Centre hosted an Entrepreneurship and Innovation seminar fair at its campus in Mahikeng on 29 August 2019.

The main purpose of this seminar was to drive and embrace a culture of entrepreneurship among NWU students and to provide them with a knowledge toolbox that will help them to establish enterprises.

The theme of the event was “Getting ready for the Fourth Industrial Revolution”.

Various speakers from entrepreneurship organisations provided entrepreneurship coaching, and prizes were up for grabs to assist student entrepreneurs to further develop their business ideas or innovations.

The entrepreneurial organisations who were present also exhibited information material related to entrepreneurship. These organisations included the Small Enterprise Development Agency, the National Empowerment Fund, the Industrial Development Corporation, the National Youth Development Agency and the Small Enterprise Finance Agency.

The Department of Mineral Resources was also in attendance, and spoke about career prospects in the industry, including mining rights and licensing.

“The ultimate intent of this seminar was to start shifting the minds of our students to think of entrepreneurship or self-employment as an alternative career,” said Thoriso Maseng, manager of the Career Centre.

Students were also treated to a talk by Billy Selekane, an author and internationally acclaimed inspirational speaker. “Billy is a renowned businessman and specialist on personal, team and organisational effectiveness, and shared valuable tips with the students who are interested in entrepreneurship and innovation,” added Thoriso.

Renowned motivational speaker Billy Selekane inspired students to consider entrepreneurship as a career.

 NWU students get valuable tips from entrepreneurship experts.