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Jul 25, 2014
IN THE CLASSROOM Alusani Skills & Training Network offers relevant training to engineers and construction professionals
A 2013 survey of South African engineers, carried out by financial services company the Professional Provident Society of South Africa, showed that 43% of the engineers believe that the engineering qualifications currently on offer by tertiary institutions are...
Jul 25, 2014
DEON LANDMANN The association is open to any company in the construction industry
To tackle any skills shortages in the sector, construction industry body Master Builders Association (MBA) North offers intermediary services to connect its members’ employees with apprenticeships and learnerships relevant to the industry. MBA North education,...
Jul 25, 2014
WIDE EYED The competition aims to engage students and keep them interested in engineering.
For theoretical training from tertiary institutions to be effective, it must be  accompanied by work experience opportunities, drive automation company SEW-Eurodrive reports. This is embodied in its engineering student design competition the PneuDrive Challenge,...
Jul 25, 2014
WELDING PRECISION Theory must be accompanied by practical training to improve understanding
Educational solutions supplier Sangari South Africa reports that the Soldamatic simulator, which it uses to assist in the training of apprentices, has won top honours at this year’s Worlddidac Awards, held in Berne, Switzerland, last month, for the most innovative...
Jul 25, 2014
DRILLING It SciExplo trains engineers and scientists from an early age
Schoolchildren need to be introduced to subjects such as mathematics and science at an early age to spark interest in eventual careers in industries such as engineering. This will play a role in increasing the number of engineers and scientists that South Africa has,...
Jul 26, 2013
Education creates active citizens who know their rights, and are empowered to use these rights to hold their government accountable and are able to fully participate in their economy, says newly established political party Agang SA leader Dr Mamphela Ramphele....
Jul 26, 2013
Several initiatives have been launched to further train or develop unskilled and unemployed individuals through the Fluor Training Centre (FTC), in Secunda, Mpumulanga.
Jul 26, 2013
From its base of operations at the southern tip of Africa, German car manufacturer, Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA), has entrenched itself as a force to be reckoned with on the global stage, producing vehicles of exceptional quality, class-leading technological...
Jul 26, 2013
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Jul 27, 2012
South Africa needs to produce ten times the number of engineers it currently has to compete with developed countries, says skills development company The Office Coach participating member Deirdre Elphick-Moore, quoting statistics released by the Engineering Council...
Jul 27, 2012
To improve and expand the medical skills base in sub-Saharan Africa, medical technology provider Medtronic Africa has opened a new medical training facility, in Johannesburg.
Jul 27, 2012
South African alkaline battery manufacturer Eveready has implemented an extensive adult basic education and training (Abet) programme at its premises, in Port Elizabeth, to mitigate staff illiteracy and innumeracy.
Jul 27, 2012
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South African industry is constrained by the increasing gap between the number of available skilled welders and the demand for skilled welders, asserts Free State-based specialist welder training organisation SIH Training Expertise training manager Styles Hood.
Jul 27, 2012
Electrical training and trade test centre P&T Technology aims to remain a nationally recognised provider of training, development and assessments in the electrical industry.
Jul 27, 2012
Training provider Alusani Skills & Training Network reports that it has an offering of over 150 courses in 19 different topic areas to assist various industries in improving the skills of their staff.
Jul 15, 2011
Jul 15, 2011
Health and safety training and equipment provider Action Training Academy (ATA) has joined forces with consulting and training firm KBC Health & Safety (KBC) and working-at-height training provider Height Wise Training Academy to develop an encompassing health and...
Jul 15, 2011
Global project management education company Davis & Dean will expand its local service offering in the next two months when it introduces a computer-based simulation focused on the financial aspect of project management.
Jul 15, 2011
Jul 15, 2011
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Atlas Copco Construction Tools, a division of industrial group Atlas Copco’s construction and mining technique business area, has established a training centre, in Kalmar, Sweden.
Jul 16, 2010
The Durban University of Technology (DUT) has won this year’s Cyber Junkyard Challenge, a mechatronics competition that drew entries from 11 engineering tertiary institutions in sub-Saharan Africa.
Jul 16, 2010
Software development company Dariel Solutions sponsors the independent, nonprofit Vuleka School by setting up computers, networking, asymmetric digital subscriber lines and Internet connectivity through Internet service providers, to expose the learners to...
Jul 16, 2010
Consulting engineering company SSI is participating in the Consulting Engineers South Africa’s National Job Shadow Month, in July, which aims to expose learners to the engineering environment, particularly consulting engineering.
Jul 16, 2010
Consulting engineers and project implementation company Hatch has developed and implemented a training programme for draughting education and training institution African Academy.
Jul 17, 2009
Business simulations designers Business Today has developed a range of experiential board-based business simulations, named the Business Laboratory, that are used worldwide as a vehicle for providing staff with a working knowledge of business and finance.
Jul 17, 2009
The shortage of electrical engineering specialists globally, owing to retirement, restructuring and rapid growth in new industries and technologies, has inspired engineering and technical training company IDC Technologies to develop an on-line electrical engineering...
Jul 17, 2009
The global union federation Education International (EI) has launched a new campaign and website that aims to assist its 400 member organisations in their efforts to ensure that funding for public education is enhanced.
Jul 17, 2009
A new quality council for education, the quality council for trades and occupations (QCTO) will take shape under the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) and should be operational from April 1, 2010.
Jul 17, 2009
The Graduate School of Technology Management (GSTM) reports that there is incongruity between the needs of industry and the training and education that students receive at tertiary institutions.

Jul 17, 2009
Independent statutory advisory body the Council on Higher Education (CHE), which advises to the Minister of Higher Education and Training and is responsible for quality assurance and promotion in higher education, CEO Dr Cheryl de la Rey tells Engineering News that...
Jul 18, 2008
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Brick manufacturing company Corobrik's building training centre in KwaZulu-Natal has been appointed as a construction centre of excellence by the Construction Education and Training Authority (Ceta).
Jul 18, 2008
The South African Association of Consulting Engineers (Saace) opened the School of Consulting Engineering (SCE) in a bid to provide an opportunity for consulting engineers, their clients and others in the built environment to enhance their business, professional and...
Jul 18, 2008
Supplier of submerged arc furnaces, Tenova Pyromet, is responding to the call for skilled personnel in a sector beset by skills shortages, through the implementation of its internship and training programmes.
Jul 18, 2008
The Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (Saisc) supports the accelerated artisan training model that has been developed by the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of South Africa (Seifsa) in a bid to grow the technical skills base in South Africa.
Jul 18, 2008
Consulting engineering and project management company Read, Swatman & Voigt (RSV) has implemented a programme to train draughtspeople. RSV computer-aided development (CAD) manager Danie de Waal tells Engineering News that the programme is inspired by the...
Jul 18, 2008
Power tool manufacturer Stihl, in association with its two key training providers Practical solutions and Enviro Chainsaws have trained more than 4 000 field workers in the use of chainsaws and brushcutters to clear invasive alien vegetation threatening water...
Jul 20, 2007
At the beginning of this year, engineering services company Lesedi Nuclear Services, a full South African subsidiary of the French nuclear multinational giant, AREVA NP, developed a recruitment process, and identified and selected a number of young engineers from...
Jul 20, 2007
Specialists in the design, development, manufacture and marketing of expanded polystyrene building systems, Automa Building Products (ABP), has opened a new training facility in Isando, Gauteng.
Jul 20, 2007
The PANGAEA Academy together with Project Management and Construction forms part of the portfolio of the director Francois Bosch.
Jul 20, 2007
Petrochemical giant Sasol is investing R140-million in the funding of a special artisan training project, scheduled to run until early 2010. The programme has additionally received R60-million in funding from the Chemical Industry Education and Training authority...
Jul 20, 2007
The Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Sector Education Training Authority (Merseta) has launched the third phase of its initiative to provide free Adult Basic Education and training to levy-paying small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs).
Jul 20, 2007
Private education and training company Didaxis, a division of eDegree, is a provider of Adult Basic Education and Training (ABET), and is geared towards tackling the basic needs of skills development, says MD Gregory Martin.
Jul 20, 2007
Education and business solutions company Insite Training offers a technical report writing course for engineers that is designed to improve engineers� ability to write and construct a persuasive argument, says sales director Karl von Buddenbrock.
Jun 29, 2007
One of the world’s leading software and services company for the building, manufacturing, and infrastructure sectors, Autodesk, and the African Academy, are working to decrease shortages of skilled workers.
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