Engineering Artisan

The artisan training industry is anticipating a dip, with expectations that the apprentice intake will drop by 60% for 2015.

Major cost overruns on any construction project are frequently due to poor forecasting of the costs and inherent risks in a contract at tender stage.

Would you like to become 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.

Government’s build programme is not proceeding because the country faces a backlog of 40 000 artisans.

Local architects are able to develop and validate their skills with two internationally recognised qualifications – helping them boost career and salary advancement, gain valuable peer recognition, and attract the most interesting enterprise architecture (EA) opportunities.

A total of 790 artisans in various fields are receiving training in KwaZulu-Natal as part of the Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) Secretariat programme.

A bursary from the South African National Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL) has meant the realisation of a dream for young engineer Gideon Machete. Now that he has graduated, his months spent gaining invaluable hands-on experience at SANRAL’s Centre of Excellence in Port Elizabeth will boost his career on a safe journey ahead.

Wisdom is elusive, but education goes a long way to tracking and pinning it down.

Is there really going to be a shortage of artisans as the government goes slow on its planned mega billion infrastructure build programme?

The Seifsa Training Centre will, on 15 May 2015, host its Annual Open Day, which is aimed at showcasing the state-of-the art training facility.

Do you want to be your own boss? Do you like working with your hands? If you think this profession would suit you find out how to start your career.

Helping people become employable is easier than you think. The story of one man's journey from gardener to machine operator will help to inspire you.

The Department of Water and Sanitation’s Learning Academy has made huge strides in attracting young engineers

The Ekurhuleni Artisan and Skills Training Centre has been consistently recognised as
a pioneering organisation in the skills development sector, with award winning
entrepreneur Marthie Jansen van Rensburg at the helm.

The Young Professionals Forum (YPF) is a group of young professionals under the age
of 35, passionate about sustaining and promoting the engineering consulting

Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor has urged high school learners,
especially those that are in Grade 10 to 12, to consider taking Maths and Physical
Science so they can study Engineering.

City and Guilds and MerSeta co-host an Engineering Skills Event to exchange
ideas and experiences about how to grow South Africa?s engineering skills for
greater economic participation and growth.

Are you looking for training programmes in the artisan and trades sector?
Make sure you don?t miss out on the winter specials offered by the Ekurhuleni
Artisans and Skills Training Centre.

In order to ensure that one is always in a positive financial situation, it is
important to understand the risks associated with your business and review
or adjust financial policies according to any major changes on a regular basis.

Stakeholders in the tooling industry will meet to discuss international and
regional trade, government regulations, international trading conditions,
trends, new technology and new techniques driving the industry and any
other critical issues of concern.

Engineers from South Africa and other sub-Saharan countries are invited to
enter a major new competition which rewards innovation and
entrepreneurship in engineering.

Although 2014 is expected to be a tough year, the Southern African Institute
of Welding (SAIW) is planning regional expansion with Cape Town and Durban
being the first targets.

The Decade of the Artisan programme, launched by the Department of Higher
Education and Training aims to place artisanship as a career of choice for
young people, with the goal of producing 30 000 artisans annually.

The revitalisation of the training capacity for toolmakers must be
the biggest success story in South African training history, says Vusi Mkhize,
chairman of the Toolmaking Association of South Africa (TASA) Gauteng.


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