Thursday, 10 December 2015

Energy and Water SETA light up the lives of 45 CPUT students

The Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority (EWSETA) have given a whopping R2 million towards bursaries, lighting up the lives of 45 deserving students from the Environmental Science and Environmental Management Departments.

The EWSETA’s main focus areas are in the fields of electricity, oil and gas, nuclear and renewable energy and water, waste and sanitation.

This SETA plays a crucial role in ensuring that the National Skills and Development Strategy is executed within these critical sectors.

Speaking at the cheque handover at Bellville campus recently, EWSETA CEO, Errol Gradwell, emphasised South Africa’s growing need for technicians and artisans in the energy and water fields. He says that with an ailing Eskom and the severe drought currently gripping the country, innovation, investment and large-scale skills development is now crucial.

South Africa’s desperate need for energy and water will intensify, as the next decade brings more people to a resource-stressed land. These bursaries will enable students to acquire the scarce skills the nation requires. Education in new technologies, shared through private public partnerships and university collaboration will ensure that the latest ideas in solar power, wind turbines and hydroelectric delivery are made available to a technically savvy generation."

Written by Janyce Weintrob

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