Students, lecturers, SAIMC regional members (formerly branch patron members) and SAIMC committee members braved the cold recently to meet at the UZKN School of Engineering for an SAIMC Industry Expo. The brain-child of Durban Chairman Hennie Prinsloo, the concept and execution was great and all exhibitors agreed that it was a wonderful way to give back to our industry via the students who, after all, are the future of the industry.
Prof. Saha (UKZN) and Hennie Prinsloo opened the proceedings and welcomed everybody present and students were encouraged to network and interact with industry vendors, look and examine the vast array of products at close quarters and generally experience the industry first-hand. There was lots of interest at the exhibition tables especially as all the regional members had gone to a lot of trouble with their products on display and everybody freely gave of their time and expertise.
At midday when many of the students were on a break from lectures, Paul Sikhakhane expertly took them through what the SAIMC is and what it does, and this was followed by a brief presentation by John Owen-Ellis on the transition to employment and what kind of options are open after graduation.
The Durban branch of the SAIMC would like to thank the following regional members for their presence and contribution to the day’s success: Technews Publishing, ICA, Krohne, Swagelok, Metso, Loadtech, PSA, Pulse, ifm, Elonics and Mzukulu.
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