VUT electrical engineering students discuss 4IR
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VUT electrical engineering students discuss 4IR

Giving his keynote address: Mr Sello Mollo, a senior engineer and senior member of SAIEE

Nontobeko Zondi

What does the future hold with the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) upon us? Will current jobs be at stake? These are frequently asked questions that the student chapter of the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE) at the Vaal University of Technology (VUT) sought to answer at a networking luncheon on Friday, 13 September at Sisonke Restaurant.

The luncheon aimed at discussing the impact that the 4IR has on electrical engineering careers and providing networking opportunities with industry professionals and alumni.

SAIEE and VUT Alumnus, Mr Clive Moabi shared his experience and challenges in the industry and said that students need to always know the difference between theory and practice as it will give them a better understanding of what is expected of them in the world of work.

Mr Sello Mollo, a senior engineer and senior member of SAIEE; Ms Olivia Dlamini a system junior technician and SAIEE and VUT Alumnus, Mr Clive Moabi

Mr Sello Mollo, a senior engineer and senior member of SAIEE, gave his keynote address based on the theme and emphasised that the market will always evolve, hence the 4IR. He also encouraged students to be trendsetters and always know that their brain is a muscle that needs to be used effectively.

Ms Olivia Dlamini a system junior technician gave students the basic factors to consider when preparing for the field of work. She also said that success follows consistency as it leads the student in the right direction of their key needs.

In closing, students interacted with the speakers and each other.

Chairperson of SAIEE at VUT, Mr Thato Sebekedi closed the event and acknowledged everyone present.

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