Engineering and Artisans

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Engineering is a broad term that covers a wide range of applications and industries. Combining mathematics, science and technology, engineers produce creative solutions to real world problems. As a result there are many different types of engineering degrees available.
In the past, engineering could be divided into four major branches: Mechanical, Chemical, Civil and Electrical, with sub branches of each discipline. Today however, the number of engineering degrees available have increased dramatically. There are now six major branches of engineering: Mechanical, Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Management, and Geotechnical, and literally hundreds of different subcategories of engineering under each branch.
There are also many different types of Engineering Artisans. These include: Welders, Electricians, Fitters, Turners, Millwrights, Sheetmetal Workers, Boilermakers, Mechatronics, Mechanics, Toolmakers, Patternmakers, Bricklayers, Plumbers, Carpenters, Joiners, Shutterhands, Steel fixers, Glaziers, Plasterers, Tilers, Sound technicians and Instrumentation and electronics technicians.
Artisans are highly skilled in working with their hands - the emphasis here is on practical skills. Whatever field an aspiring artisan chooses to go into, they will find themselves learning the ins and outs of manufacturing, servicing and repairs. Want to know more about what an artisan does? Check out this helpful explanation.

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Articles on Engineering and Artisan Training


The process from concept and design to production and distribution is not a cheap one, and vehicle manufacturers are faced with the additional challenge of having to balance these costs with what consumers can afford.

 


Do you fancy an exciting training programme in the manufacturing industry that will future-proof your career? Apply for the Production Technologies Association of SA’s (PtSA) Toolmaker Artisan Training Programme.


The engineering sector is a wide and varied field, giving potential engineers many career options. There are multiple different types of engineers, from electrical and computer to marine and aerospace. The vast range of career options within the engineering field means that there is an area of specialisation that allows prospective engineers to choose an area that interests them. 


Would you like to become an artisan? What is an artisan? There is a huge demand for qualified artisans in South Africa and now is a good time to pursue this line of work. But what is an artisan? Let's find out.


Maybe you've thought about this career path but don't know what it entails. Two Architects shed light on this dynamic profession.


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Technical training provider the Artisan Training Institute (ATI) has announced the acquisition of the De Beers’ technical training campus (DBTTC) in a transaction that will bring new economic activity to the Northern Cape province.


Government has invested R500 million into the establishment of the National Artisan Development Academy that is aimed at addressing unemployment in the country.


SANRAL has welcomed 18 new engineering candidates to its training academy in the Eastern Cape pushing the number of engineers interned at its Technical Excellence Academy 


There is a growing urgency from both the public and private sectors to prioritize scarce skills.


Artisans vs Industry 4.0- the adoption of  Industry 4.0 will have a profound impact on the manufacturing workforce. 


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With South Africa’s unemployment rate at its highest in almost 15 years, it is crucial that the youth is made aware of viable future vocations.


Creativity and analytical thinking are the marks of great mechanical engineers. Find out what else you need to thrive in this field.


If you are considering a career in the welding industry, it is important to know the differences between a welding engineer and a certified welder.


The trade test is the last stage in the journey to becoming a fully qualified artisan.


Higher Education and Training Minister, Naledi Pandor has urged leaders of big business to secure partnerships with the department to implement programmes for training artisans and entrepreneurs in a range of sectors.


False Bay TVET College is proud to announce that it has been appointed by the Department of Higher Education & Training as the Centre of Specialisation for the rigger and mechanical fitter trades.


South Africa continues to import foreign welding skills because of the inability to meet local demand, according to Sean Blake, executive director of the South African Institute for Welding (SAIW).


The South African National Roads Agency SOC Ltd (SANRAL) presented its third annual bridge building competition in Port Elizabeth during the July school holidays.


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