ECSA looks forward to an increased pool of engineers

20 February 2014

The Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) yesterday (18 Feb) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Palestinian Engineering Association (PEA), The Institute of Municipal Engineering of Southern Africa (IMESA), and Municipal Infrastructure Support Agency (MISA) to address the skills shortages in the engineering fields from a national perspective and to facilitate training opportunities for engineering practitioners from both countries.

In collaboration with the South African government, this partnership is aimed at developing capacity in local government through sharing best practices between the two nations, and providing a platform for an engineering exchange programme aimed at driving economic growth and development. ECSA is looking to increase its pool of competent local government engineering practitioners, and meeting this objective will be one of the success factors of this MOU.

“This exchange benefits both countries. We have much to learn from each other, I am hoping that this will change the face of engineering in both countries,” said Edgar Sabela, Acting CEO for ECSA.

ECSA aims to ensure that this agreement will be completely leveraged through the effective delivery of technical training and mentoring programmes for engineers in both nations.

More information from Lillian Mlambo, Tel: +27 11 607 9500 /E-mail: [email protected]

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