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!
Vaal branch September 2020, SAIMC
As South Africa celebrated Women’s Month in August, the Vaal branch and Proconics decided to celebrate women in engineering with a technical evening highlighting the importance of a diverse team for solving ...
Read more...SAIMC: Johannesburg branch September 2020, SAIMC
The August virtual technology evening was hosted by Eric Carter of turboTRAIN on the subject ‘Instrumentation fault finding: why it is problematic and what can be done about it’.
During the presentation ...
Read more...SAIMC: From the office of the CEO September 2020, SAIMC
To address the skills shortage in the South African automation industry, the SAIMC plans to provide bursaries to students in fields of study related to automation and manufacturing.
Read more...SAIMC: Durban branch September 2020, SAIMC
The branch held its first virtual meeting and sticking to ‘old regimes’ it was held on the first Wednesday of the month, but sadly not at the Durban Country Club.
Read more...Preparing South African business for the 4IR September 2020, SAIMC
Incorporated into Electra Mining Africa 2020 Connect’s Automation Day, the SAIMC recently hosted a webinar under the title, ‘Preparing South African business for the 4IR, getting the business and technical frameworks right to ensure success’.
Read more...SAIMC: Johannesburg branch August 2020, SAIMC
Robert Wright of RJConnect discussed cyber security with the SAIMC members at the technology evening on 8 July. In this period, when so many people are working remotely and have meetings online, just ...
Read more...SAIMC: Vaal branch August 2020, SAIMC
At the technology evening on Wednesday 1 July, Rob Burns from Pepperl+Fuchs presented on Ethernet Advanced Physical Layer (APL) and the concepts and implications for the IIoT, collaboration, applications ...
Read more...SAIMC: From the office of the CEO August 2020, SAIMC
I read an article the other day titled “COVID-19 is accelerating 4IR – but SA may not be ready”. It refers to the fact that as one of the most unequal societies in the world, South Africa needs to facilitate ...
Read more...SAIMC: Cape Town branch August 2020, SAIMC
The last technology evening was held on the theme: “How secure is your Industrial Network?” The branch thanks presenter Rob Wright and RJ Connect for hosting this successful event. Rob is the managing ...