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SAIMC: From the President’s desk

September 2019 SAIMC

Jobs and skills of the future are continuously at the forefront of discussions. The impact that Industry 4.0 will have on us all makes us question what the future holds. Automaton is enhancing lives, and while technology aids us on a daily basis, we humans must also adapt in readiness for the future job market.

Aligning with Industry 4.0 means that individuals need to ensure they are ready to cope with continuous adaptation to change. But, within the SAIMC, we have a mission to change the educational opportunities for the youth and any working professional in South Africa. This initiative is led by our COO and director, Johan Maartens, and the aim is to ensure that we as a country are ready for the changing face of technology.

The differentiator in our initiative is that we have buy in from industry partners that include experts in their relevant technologies. All of the requirements being developed are done with a view to ensuring that individuals are trained and equipped with the relevant skills to enable them to make a contribution to the economy and provide for themselves and their families.

If you want to learn more, please visit our website and have a look at the NTIP initiative that is part of our 2023 strategy.

Gala dinner and branch year-end functions

The SAIMC gala evening will be hosted at Monte Casino on 25 October. This year we have the privilege to celebrate with many of our national and regional members to celebrate milestones with them. We are proud and happy for the company’s involved and the great achievements they are celebrating.

If you are attending any of the various functions, I know you will have a great time. Our leadership teams go out of their way to arrange something special to ensure you have a memorable evening, as well as a great networking opportunity within the automation community.

I would like to thank all committee members for their contributions to SAIMC activities. You are the reason we can enjoy a great night out to network and learn about new technologies. The hard work that each of you puts in does not go unnoticed – thank you all so much!

Yours in automation,

Annemarie van Coller.


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