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SAIMC: From the President's desk

February 2017 SAIMC

Maintaining focus and driving forward

Given our successful year in collaborating with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) and in line with our overarching strategic agenda to drive fortification of automation in South Africa, we would like to include our members in on our thought process thus far. You can be part of this process by referring your thoughts to our admin office at admin@saimc.co.za.

Oratile Sematle.
Oratile Sematle.

As the SAIMC leaders, a thought that inextricably holds our imagination is the need for South African industries to remain globally competitive and consequently contribute meaningfully to South African society. As such, our three key focus areas in this quarter are as follows:

1. Collaborating with the industry in seeking to create opportunities for students to study automation. This comes in a form of establishing platforms to facilitate student loans, bursaries and scholarships.

2. Accelerating the initiative to bring the educational institutions and the industry to come together and align on the required resources and the type of skills demanded by industries at the present time and in the future. This may involve financial resources; transformation of curriculums where necessary; creating job opportunities; and streamlining training and development etc.

3. Establish a platform in which students who have completed their studies can be placed at various companies and accelerate their professional registration with ECSA.

A call for you to get involved

Simply put, you are never a world-changer – until you are.

I call on the South African industry and its businesses, individuals and institutions across the board to visit our website (www.saimc.co.za) to reach us on admin@saimc.co.za and offer your insights, resources, and talent that could advance SAIMC in this journey of nudging South Africa towards its promise. Sign up for individual and patron membership and make an impact that goes beyond the borders of ‘self’.

Until I write to you again…

Yours sincerely, Oratile Sematle.



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