The Johannesburg Branch of the SAIMM has, for the last 5 years, devoted the August meeting to the Annual Student Debate, which has, over the years showcased some of the talent which is up and coming in our local universities. Unfortunately, due to the current global situation, physical meetings are not possible, and the nature of the Student's Debate does not lend itself to virtual communication mechanisms. However, to maintain the August student focus, the Johannesburg Branch has decided to host a virtual panel discussion entitled "Training, mentoring and knowledge transfer, futureproofing our industry".
The Branch has engaged a number of stakeholders in the training and development of the leaders of our industry in the future, who will initially present their thoughts on:
the expectations of industry of graduates, and graduates of industry;
bridging the gap between institution and industry;
mentoring and career guidance
The Johannesburg Branch thanks the following sponsors:
All with a view to ensuring both the graduate and industry are safeguarded into the future.
We have included representatives of the various stakeholder groups in the discussion, including; the institutions (as recipients of the fundamental skills), industry (as end-users of the skills and custodians of the future), and the private sector (as facilitators of post-graduate knowledge transfer). Each panelist will offer a few thoughts relevant to the topic and then the discussion will be opened to questions from the audience, which we hope will include thoughts from all sectors, and will be curated through the virtual Q& A function.