Tuesday, 25 June 2019 12:13

TUT News - University signs R30m partnership with MerSeta - 20 June 2019

The Establishment of a Research Chair in Intelligent Manufacturing, as well as a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) to expand Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) opportunities signed between TUT and the MerSETA (Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services SETA) are set to bring about significant opportunities for students and the industry. The MoA valued at R30 M will span a three-year period ad will provide much-needed funding for 45 WIL students.

Dr SJ Jacobs TUT Project Manager for the Research Chair in Intelligent Manufacturing and Assistant Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment (FEBE, explained that the Chair will identify and support industry-based research projects and skills development programmes towards strengthening and accelerating Industry and Academic collaboration. “MerSETA’s exemplary track record in the industry makes them the logical partner to work with to improve and change the industry,” he said.

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