|Event Start Date||October 25, 2018, 8:00 am|
|Event End Date||October 26, 2018, 6:00 pm|
Glenhove Conference Centre, Melrose Estate, Johannesburg
52 Glenhove Rd, Johannesburg Glenhove Rd, Melrose Estate, Johannesburg, 2196, South Africa
|Downloads||Higher Education 07052018.pdf|
Revisions in the High Education Qualifications Framework (HEQF) has altered how the tertiary education institutes can package their post graduate qualifications. This has resulted in a gap between the needs of the South African mining industry in terms of training and skills development and what the tertiary education institutions are currently delivering. This is not because there is any death of material, but rather because of the way qualifications are packaged. Those tasked with ensuring that their employees are provided the necessary training in order for them to progress through the company hierarchy are of the opinion that training and skills development are not easily accessible to them. The pressure of the mines to continually produce under difficult financial circumstances makes allowing employees extended time away from the operations increasingly difficult.
The purpose of this two-day workshop is to allow individual mining companies to present their needs and educational requirements to the higher education institution for their mine employees. It is also essential that the progression for Differently Qualified Applicants (DQA) also be addressed and catered for in any proposals regarding the development of qualifications. The opportunities around duel education and work integrated models are also to be explored.
The following topics will be covered:
Expressions of Interest and Call for Papers
Prospective authors are invited to submit titles and abstracts for this Workshop. Abstracts of no longer
than 150 words should be submitted by no later than 25 May 2018.
Please email abstracts and requests to be added to the conference mailing list to
Yolanda Ndimande: Conference Co-ordinator, SAIMM, at email@example.com.
25 May 2018 Submission of abstracts
15 June 2018 Acceptance of abstracts for presentation
25–26 October 2018 Workshop
Contact: Conference Co-ordinator, Yolanda Ndimande · Tel: +27 11 834-1273/7
Fax: +27 11 833-8156 or +27 11 838-5923 · E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org