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Feb 03, 2012

Shortage of materials engineers hobbling South Africa

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The shortage of technical, engineering and technology skills, specifically materials engineers and concrete technologists, is threatening the future economic growth of South Africa, says Cement and Concrete Institute (C&CI) MD Bryan Perrie.

The shortage of qualified concrete technologists was the greatest of all materials professionals in this country, he said, speaking at the opening of the C&CI School of Concrete Technology’s 2012 Advanced Concrete Technology (ACT) training course, in Midrand.

“The ACT course this year will expose delegates to a wide range of concrete disciplines and insights that could provide an advantage to both delegates and their companies.”

Twenty-one delegates, drawn from Southern Africa, have enrolled for the 2012 course, which will feature two guest lecturers from London, namely Dr John Newman and Dr Peter Domone from Teaching and Learning Enterprises (TALENT). TALENT is also involved in training for the British ACT course.

The School of Concrete Tech-nology presents the ACT course every two years under the auspices of the Institute of Concrete Technology, of the UK.

Delegates are drawn from qualified civil engineers, cement chemists, concrete technologists and technicians involved in the building, construction, precast concrete, mining and also the cement, aggregates, admixtures, and ready-mixed concrete industries. While studying, candidates qualify for free membership of the Concrete Society of Southern Africa, which has officially endorsed the course.

Edited by: Martin Zhuwakinyu
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor
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