Learners enquiring information at the VUT Stall during the focus week at Sci-Bono
Every year Sci-Bono hosts a series of annual focus weeks, each designed to highlight opportunities and innovation in critical sectors of the South African economy. On the week of the 13 to 17 March, the Vaal University of Technology Southern Gauteng Science and Technology Park’s I2P lab Department attended the Engineering Focus week exhibition at Sci-Bono discovery Centre. The Engineering Focus Week is a showcase of the wide range of careers available in the industry and it provides a platform for Grade 10 – 12 learners and educators to interact with industry, higher education institutions and other training providers within the engineering and manufacturing industry.
Learners are encouraged to participate in the Engineering Week as there are many opportunities to interact with real life professionals in the industry, to gain an understanding of how the industry functions and learn about bursary and learnership opportunities available in the sector.
Mr Zacharia Moalahi, HOD at I2P had a 3D Printer to showcase. He explained to the learners what additive manufacturing is and how it works. The learners were fascinated by the products that were 3D printed and were excited to know that they can actually come for free lessons on how to use the programme.
“It is so inspiring to observe learners being interested in science and technology. It makes my job worth it”, said Mr Moalahi.
Sci-Bono is a world-class science centre that supports maths, science and technology education and offers innovative, dynamic learning experiences that contribute to building South Africa’s science, engineering and technology capacity