Posts tagged as skills

Relevant skills required to survive and thrive in the fourth industrial revolution

The fourth industrial revolution is characterised by technologies which are blurring the lines between the physical, digital and biological spheres, commonly referred to as cyber-physical systems. The rapid technological innovations associated with the fourth industrial revolution will change the way we interact with the world and revolutionise the very nature of the work we currently […]

Hackathon prepares learners for fourth industrial revolution economy

Accenture hosted a STEM hackathon for learners from Alexandra, Diepsloot, and Olievenhoutbosch on 20 July 2019, to enable them to visualise the data used in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) curriculum in a practical manner. The hackathon stimulated learners’ interest in STEM careers and the experience will help prepare them for the fourth industrial […]

Wind turbine technicians graduate

  Speaking at the South African Renewable Energy Technology Centre’s (SARETEC) Wind Turbine Service Technician graduation ceremony, which took place on Global Wind Day, 15 June 2017, the South African Wind Energy Association’s (SAWEA’s) CEO, Brenda Martin, addressed graduates and affirmed the relevance of youth development in the future of the Wind energy sector and […]

Skills development – a necessary but costly business

I recently had the opportunity to have a conversation with Rob MacKenzie, MD of Endress+Hauser. The company opened its doors in South Africa in 1984, having been represented by agents prior to that. The agents had focused mainly on process measurement and management in the mining industry. Markets have now expanded with major developments in […]