ITC is hosting the 2nd edition of the Women in Engineering Catch up Convention which will be taking place on 22, 23 and 24 May 2019, The Michelangelo Hotel, Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton. It is of vital importance that women in engineering are provided with an opportunity that will assist them in their pursuit to increase retention of middle to senior level women in engineering fields, and to help promote them further in their careers.
Some of the key issues to be addressed by our stellar panel of speakers include how Artificial Intelligence will impact the engineering discipline, preparing engineers for the fourth industrial revolution and the entrepreneurial opportunities which are available in engineering. A half day workshop on the road to registration will be presented by Lebo Maphumulo, who is the Chairperson for Stakeholder Relations at the Engineering Council of South Africa.
As an industry that was previously male dominated, great strides have been made to attract women to STEM professions and retaining them. But, more than 70% of women are leaving the engineering industry due to certain barriers. Kagiso Kgowe who is the Manger for Electrical Engineering Efficiency at Drakenstein Municipality, alongside Lomile Modiselle the Acting Director for Energy and Electricity at the City of Tshwane and Linsey Dyer the Managing Director at 6th Wave Africa will form part of the panel discussion on how to overcome common barriers that lead to women leaving the engineering field.
Intelligence Transfer Centre (ITC) is a 100% black owned B-BBEE level 1 company, and is accredited with the MICT SETA. It started its operations in 2007 and currently executes over 64 conferences and workshops annually. Headquartered in Johannesburg, the company also has offices in Windhoek (Namibia) and Kwa-Zulu Natal.
The company not only services the conference and training market in South Africa and Namibia but also has successfully skilled personnel from Botswana, Ghana, Zambia, South Sudan, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Sierra Leone, Kenya, Ethiopia, Malawi, Uganda, Lesotho, Mozambique, Tanzania, Angola, among others.
Today, through our conferences and workshops, ITC continues to provide thousands of professionals with the necessary skills and knowledge to compete in a complex working environment. The company prides itself on sharing international best practice and each conference connects delegates with international leaders within their respective fields.