Our future depends on digital skills development

Our future depends on digital skills development

One of the most debated topics influencing innovation is digitalisation and its impact on the future of employment. It is met with equal parts excitement and trepidation.

No matter how you look at it, digital transformation and a truly connected global economy is already upon us. Siemens has provided automation equipment and industrial networks to assist Anglo’s Engineering Skills Training Centre (ESTC). One of the pillars of digitalisation is industrial networks and security and it is crucial that engineers understand the role of this technology in the future of mining.

As a leader in automation we are continuously expanding our leadership role in Industrial Digitalisation. There is an opportunity, especially in Africa to embrace new and exponential technologies combined with human talent to accelerate industrialisation and drive economic growth. “We are proud to support Anglo American Platinum to advance skills and opportunities in Africa,” explains Sabine Dall’Omo, CEO for Siemens, Southern and Eastern Africa.

Gary Humphries, Anglo American Platinum’s executive head for Processing is appreciative of Siemens completion of yet another skills project at the ESTC. In his address, Humphries says, “Siemens and Anglo-American Platinum have been in partnership since 2010 and we have seen about 298 artisans successfully trained and qualified at this centre. This vital contribution by Siemens to ESTC significantly contributes towards the development of the human resource capabilities of our artisans and helps to broaden the thinking of students to explore new career capabilities. We celebrate the handover of the Siemens Simatic Wall and look forward to the role it will play in training the current and next generation of skilled artisans.”

“We are ramping up our commitment to the region to meet our customer’s needs, expanding our portfolio for digital enterprises, supporting our customers in the manufacturing and process industries with digitalisation, customisation and efficiency improvements and investing in equipping our future generation with the right skills,” adds Dall’Omo.



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