http://www.engineeringnews.co.za
  SEARCH
Login
R/€ = 14.15Change: 0.05
R/$ = 11.58Change: -0.02
Au 1195.87 $/ozChange: -1.05
Pt 1197.50 $/ozChange: 0.00
 
 
Note: Search is limited to the most recent 250 articles. Set date range to access earlier articles.
Where? With... When?








Start
 
End
 
 
And must exclude these words...
Close Main Search
Close Main Login
My Profile News Alerts Newsletters Logout Close Main Profile
 
Agriculture   Automotive   Chemicals   Competition Policy   Construction   Defence   Economy   Electricity   Energy   Environment   ICT   Metals   Mining   Science and Technology   Services   Trade   Transport & Logistics   Water  
What's On Press Office Tenders Suppliers Directory Research Jobs Announcements Contact Us
 
 
 
RSS Feed
Article   Comments   Other News   Research   Magazine  
 
 
Jun 15, 2007

Competition builds welding skills

Back
Construction|Engineering|Johannesburg|Education|Stainless Steel|Welding|Japan|Manufacturing|Services|Steel|Jim Guild|Southern African Institute Of Welding|Etienne Nell
Construction|Engineering||Education|Stainless Steel|Welding||Manufacturing|Services|Steel||
construction|engineering|johannesburg|education-company|stainless-steel-company|welding|japan|manufacturing|services|steel|jim-guild|southern-african-institute-of-welding|etienne-nell
© Reuse this The 2007 Young Welder of the Year competition has attracted entrants from all over the country, and looks set to surpass the success of the 2005 competition.



Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW) executive director Jim Guild says that the future of industry in this country depends largely on the promotion of professional welding skills among the youth of this country.



“This competition is designed to encourage not only the welding industry, but all industry to do whatever can be done to ensure that our young people get the necessary training to attain skills levels that are professionally acceptable,” says Guild.



He adds that welding is the foundation skill of all construction and unless the country urgently starts developing the requisite skills in our young people, development in this country and the region could be threatened.



The winner of the competition, accompanied by a South African industry professional, will attend the World Skills competition to be held in Japan, in November 2007. This trip is sponsored by the Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Sector Education and Training Authority (Merseta).



In order to win the competition, entrants will have to show proficiency in welding carbon steel, stainless steel and aluminium and that they have mastered the shield metal arc-welding process, the gas tungsten arc-welding process, the gas metal arc-welding process and the flux-cored arc-welding process on these materials.



Welders from both learning institutions and industry are invited to enter the competition, which is judged in two phases.



Firstly, SAIW training services manager Etienne Nell chooses 16 finalists, based on each entrant’s suitability. Entrants must also be no older than 22 years.



Secondly, once the 16 finalists have been selected, they each receive a copy of the blueprints of the practical exercises carried out in the 2005 World Skills competi- tion. They have one month to practise and perfect the exercises before being flown to Johannesburg by the SAIW to compete in the four-day national finals at the SAIW’s welding school where industry professionals will judge their work.



Apart from the main prize, there are also cash prizes, both at regional and national level, for the best work on each of the three materials.



The competition is run over four days at the SAIW’s welding school, in Johannesburg, and will run from June 18 to June 22 this year.





Edited by: Laura Tyrer
© Reuse this Comment Guidelines (150 word limit)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other Welding and Cutting News
KENYAN CONNECTION Kenyan Bureau of Standards engineering workshops head Samuel Njoroge and Southern African Institute of Welding School of Practical Welding head Frans Vorster
The formation of the African Federation of Non Destructive Testing (AFNDT) and the possibility of a joint venture (JV) partnership between the Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW) and the Kenyan Bureau of Standards (KEBS) could significantly assist in the...
African Oxygen Limited (Afrox) is sub-Saharan Africa’s leading supplier of gases, welding and safety products, employing 3 000 people and operating in South Africa and 11 other African countries. It manages operations in five more countries on behalf of its parent...
SEAN YOUNG There are multiple applications for argon in manufacturing and fabrication sectors, and the demand is growing
Argon is the most abundant, and cost-effective inert gas, which is why it is widely used in manufacturing and other industrial processes, states industrial and speciality gas manufacturer and supplier Air Products South Africa welding specialist Sean Young. “As a...
More
 
 
Latest News
China appears to have been routinely underestimating output from its sprawling steel sector, with official figures for last year alone 40-million tonnes below a key industry estimate - an amount equivalent to Germany's entire annual production. Beijing has vowed to...
Lumwana, Zambia
Canada’s Barrick Gold Corp will suspend operations at its Lumwana copper mine, in Zambia’s Northwestern province, after the country enacted legislation that raised the royalty rate on openpit mining operations from 6% to 20%. TSX- and NYSE-listed Barrick, the world’s...
The Labour Court in Johannesburg has set aside the 2011-2014 metal sector wage agreement, the National Employers' Association of SA (Neasa) said on Thursday. The 2011-2014 wage deal was the result of an agreement between the Steel and Engineering Industries...
More
 
 
Recent Research Reports
Liquid Fuels 2014 - A review of South Africa's Liquid Fuels sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Liquid Fuels 2014 Report examines these issues, focusing on the business environment, oil and gas exploration, the country’s feedstock supplies, the development of South Africa’s biofuels industry, fuel pricing, competition in the sector, the...
Water 2014: A review of South Africa's water sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Water 2014 report considers the aforementioned issues, not only in the South African context, but also in the African and global context, and examines the issues of water and sanitation, water quality and the demand for water, among others.
Defence 2014: A review of South Africa's defence industry (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Defence 2014 report examines South Africa’s defence industry, with particular focus on the key participants in the sector, the innovations that have come out of the sector, local and export demand, South Africa’s controversial multibillion-rand...
Road and Rail 2014: A review of South Africa's road and rail infrastructure (PDF report)
Creamer Media’s Road and Rail 2014 report examines South Africa’s road and rail transport system, with particular focus on the size and state of the country’s road and rail network, the funding and maintenance of these respective networks, and the push to move road...
Real Economy Year Book 2014 (PDF Report)
This edition drills down into the performance and outlook for a variety of sectors, including automotive, construction, electricity, transport, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum.
Real Economy Insight: Automotive 2014 (PDF Report)
This four-page brief covers key developments in the automotive industry over the past 12 months, including an overview of South Africa’s automotive market, trade figures, production and the policies influencing the sector.
 
 
 
 
 
This Week's Magazine
South Africa remains an important manufacturing and export platform for Ford Motor Company, says executive chairperson Bill Ford. However, he adds that other countries on the continent are “becoming interesting”, and that the US carmaker is casting its net wider for...
TO BE PHASED INTO SERVICE The first MeerKAT dish, with another 63 to come
Germany’s Max-Planck-Society (MPG) and the Max-Planck-Institute for Radio Astronomy (MPlfR) are investing €11-million (about R150-million) into South Africa’s MeerKAT radio telescope array programme. The money will be used to design, build and install S-band radio...
Infrastructure spend in sub-Saharan Africa will grow from $70-billion in 2013 to $180-billion by 2025, says PwC capital projects and infrastructure Africa leader Jonathan Cawood. This is one of the findings of PwC’s Capital Projects & Infrastructure report on East...
Private-owned defence and aerospace manufacturer Paramount Group and the Ichikowitz Family Foundation unveiled its Anti-Poaching Skills and K9 Training Academy in Magaliesburg last month.
MATT BARKER Wireless networks should enable users to engage and must provide relevant information to them based on their activity and location
The inclusion of Bluetooth to provide sub-three meter accuracy and heightened functionality for users is one of the ways to change existing wireless networks into engagement networks. An engagement network differs from common wireless networks in that it enables the...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alert Close
Embed Code Close
content
Research Reports Close
Research Reports are a product of the
Research Channel Africa. Reports can be bought individually or you can gain full access to all reports as part of a Research Channel Africa subscription.
Find Out More Buy Report
 
 
Close
Engineering News
Completely Re-Engineered
Experience it now. Click here
*website to launch in a few weeks