At SAIW’s first presentation dinner for 2017, 132 diplomas were awarded to successful students on SAIW Welding Inspection and IIW Welding Specialist, Technologist and Engineer courses. African Fusion reports.
The OR Tambo Premier Hotel was the venue for SAIW’s first dinner for the presentation of diplomas to students on SAIW courses, the most successful of these being Welding Inspection courses.
Michael Amir is awarded his IIW Comprehensive Inspector diploma from Morris Maroga.
At the event: 69 SAIW Level 1 Inspection diplomas were awarded, five with distinction. 57 SAIW Level 2 Inspectors qualified, with six students achieving distinctions and 13 also receiving the IIW Standard Level Inspection certificate, which transforms the qualification into a globally accepted one.
In addition, Duran Naidoo qualified as a Welding Specialist; Nndwakhulu Mufamadi and Pasklys Nhlapo as Welding Specialists and Michael Amir was awarded the IIW International Comprehensive Welding Inspector Certificate, a Level 3 qualification.
A motivation address was delivered by Gert Joubert of ArcelorMittal, a passionate stalwart of inspection and of the welding industry in South Africa and chairperson of SAIW Certification’s Governing board.
“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I remember, involve me and I learn,” Joubert begins, quoting Benjamin Franklin.