Education and Training Process – Draft
We are working with the Automation Federation in establishing an engineering discipline called “Automation”.
Here is the proposed process:
- The SAIMC is supporting the FIRST Tech Challenge competition (High School)
- From this we will select students to give them bursaries which our National members will pay for
- We will guide them to tertiary education institutions who are prepared to support us in this respect by developing curriculums that satisfy our requirements, the formal education requirements as well as the requirements of the Engineering Council of South Africa
- The SAIMC will then coordinate their work based training by rotating them to various companies and ensure that they get the correct experience during their education.
- After graduation, we will coordinate their rotation to companies. This will ensure that they get the correct experience to register as professionals with ECSA – which our National members will also pay for
- After they have completed this process, they can then apply for jobs in industry or start their own businesses
We need to understand how we can use the Skills Development, B-BBEE as well as SARS systems and programs to facilitate this.
If you can assist, please contact the SAIMC
Code Series 300 Funding Opportunities
Category A: Funding scholarships (Basic and Higher Education) such as schools and ABET providers
Category B: Bursaries for Technicians, Technologists and Engineer education
Category C: Workplace training so that graduates can register with ECSA
Category D: SAQA Formal Contract
Category E: Unit Standards training
Category F: Professional Development such as CPD accredited events and exhibitions.
We support the following Automation Positions developed by the Automation Federation / ISA and industry: