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Learn 3D Open Day 2015

Don’t miss the Learn 3D Open Day 2015!

On Thursday the 11th of June there will be an open day hosted by Learn 3D, which will showcase new and exciting products available to the 3D industry.

•    Jaw-dropping High-end notebooks from Aorus & Gigabyte
•    The latest in 3D printing from MakerBot
•    3D sculpting with Z-Brush
•    3D Virtual Reality with the Oculus Rift

Please click on the link below to register for the event. There will be a talk about the products conducted by the supplier of Gigabyte and Makerbot, as well as a Z-Brush presentation. You will also have a chance to experience the Oculus Rift.

A light snack and drinks will be served on the evening.

Registration link: http://goo.gl/forms/guW7XbsI2U
Address:         11 Conrad Drive, Blairgowrie, Randburg
Time:               18:30 until 20:30
Email: gustavo@learn3d.co.za
Telephone: 011 326 1520

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Nemisa Open Day

The National Electronic Media Institute of South Africa – NEMISA came into being as an institution of education and learning, specializing in teaching the production and technical skills applicable to the TV, radio and broadcasting industries. Formed as part of a government initiative in 1998, its fundamental purpose was to train previously disadvantaged individuals, particularly women, and equip them with the skills necessary to play significant roles in the broadcasting environment. NEMISA operates from a modern office and studio complex centrally situated in Parktown, Johannesburg.

Now, it is clear, that with the ongoing evolution of technologies, new priorities have emerged, for which new types of creator-technicians are required. These individuals are critical to South Africa’s role in the digital age, and in order to provide these talents NEMISA will itself have to change, radically, adopting a new mandate and moulding a new NEMISA.

The newly revitalized institute will now offer meaningful, targeted, relevant coursework covering the entire spectrum of the production activities serving the converging technologies for digital content production. It will offer training in all the disciplines essential in the emerging world where video, sound, graphics, animation, telephony and data meet in the merger of computers, satellites, television and Internet. It is this mix of communications matter that is broadly labelled “Convergence”, and which holds the key to a large part of our future.

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Academy of Inventive Design and Technology Change by Design

Today, a lot is read and heard about the teaching of “life-skills”. Often, it seems one is left to wonder what is actually meant by the usage of this term. It is a relatively new idea that seems to leave some older institutions trying helplessly to adapt their traditional regime to new modes of learning.

It sometimes appears that academic institutions simply string associated words together – like “life skills”, “well-rounded”, “holistic”, and “realistic”. Is this enough to lay claim to the new, fully integrated way of learning? The way of learning which is considered to be the benchmark in education?

So, what could have been said about how life-skills link up with the field of multi-disciplinary draughting and design? As a student of the Academy of Inventive Design and Technology in Cape Town, a glimpse into daily routine will clear this up:

•    07h00 – Get dressed, meeting dress code requirements: long sleeves, collar and tie. Immediately rush off to the academy, breakfast or not.
•    08h00 – Arrive and clock-in via electronic fingerprint access/security control/time checker. Get a caffeine fix – the first of many needed.
•    08h10-09h00 Log in to bespoke learning platform, preview the day ahead, plan work activities.
•    08h30-09h30 – 1st Briefing: What’s the latest on the industry; opinions and ideas expressed and shared; motion needed on last week’s “Do we all agree to an on-site course module?”. Finally, projects for the day are handed out, how-to explained by lecturer, and deadlines given.
•    09h30 – Briefing adjourned. Head to workstation: no teacher, no drawing board doubling as desk, no classroom. Rather, at Academy IDT each individual has
•    Private and petitioned workstations with office desks, drawing boards, filing cabinets, and computers linked to networks, and a multitude of software at one’s fingertips – Bentley Microstation, SolidWorks, AutoCad 2- and 3D, ArchiCad and Sketchup.
•    There is professional supervision and additional briefings from the drawing office manger and other project managers throughout the day (all facilitators are currently employed in industry), as well as Internet access for research and self-development.
•    17h00 – Submit finished assignments electronically before the automatic time-check control shuts your submission out, facing financial penalty, a scolding from the boss, and irate team members.

“Academy of Inventive Design and Technology is of the opinion that the traditional teaching approach of “chalk and talk teaching” cannot successfully be applied to life skills and work ethic. These are values and skills, which need to develop, by being able to practice them constantly over a period of time, as well as an interaction with professionals from industry who already apply them. Academy IDT, operating from first-rate business buildings at Century Gate, is possibly the only draughting academy where the learning environment is similar to, if not the same as the work environment. The practice of work ethic is daily routine for our students and it is not difficult to see why over 70% of our students are placed in work following graduation, and why some have been placed even before completing their first-year of study,” says Keith Cole, CEO and co-founder of the academy. “The demand for Academy IDT’s students in the workplace is in no small way linked to the practical, work-oriented attitude of professionalism we expect of them during their intensive Multi-Disciplinary Drawing Office Practice programme. Demands which have seen almost sixty distinctions in various 2009 NQF examinations alone, as well as two of the highest scores in the country,” continued the co-founder and Chief Operations Manager, Sonya De Jager.

Academy IDT incorporates new technologies to produce a graduate who integrates into industry with ease by equipping them with versatile skills on a broad base of different CAD software packages.  As well as their technical education, learners are involved with drawing-office projects — from the initial client briefing, through to the estimation phase, to the final delivery of the detailed drawings.

Academy IDT is determined to remain relevant to both industry and generation-Y.  Learners thrive on the collaborative goal setting, yet they have no misconceptions about our high expectations regarding the standard of their work.  In this simulated drawing office environment, they have constant access to industry expertise and supervision but Academy IDT places the responsibility for efficient and accurate project delivery firmly on the learners’ shoulders.

Academy IDT are inviting professionals from the architectural and engineering industries to an open day where learners’ work will be showcased. Learners have been given the assignment to present work that deals with challenges in South Africa regarding the following issues:  Transport, Housing, Health, Energy, Education and Supply of Food and Water. The purpose is to encourage a philosophy of improving quality of life -of Life through design and to present viable solutions to real problems.

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Sunrae International Hair and Beauty Academy Open Day

SunRae International Hair and Beauty will be hosting an open day on 5th September from 08h00 to 17h00

SunRae boasts some of the finest staff & facilities available and is situated in a beautiful scenic setting.  It is much more than just any salon, SunRae is home to SunRae International Hair & Beauty Academy, BodySense Salon, SunStreaks Hair Studios as well as accommodating SunBean coffee shop and Garden Goodies nursery and garden accessories.

This means you and the whole family can go and enjoy the day with them if you choose. While dad walks around the nursery, the kids can enjoy the fishponds and garden goodies, while mom can be pampering herself in the salon or hair studio. After its all done, the whole family can sit down and enjoy a good, wholesome lunch served from their healthy, scintillating menu!


African Academy

African Academy was established in 1994 to address the critical need for well-trained and skilled draughtspersons, and to contribute towards reducing unemployment in South Africa. The Academy is recognised as one of Africa’s leading draughting education & training institutions, and has proven its worth in assisting industries to raise quality and productivity levels by producing graduates of the highest calibre. The Academy prides itself on its excellent pass rates and consistently places over 90% of its students in employment.

African Academy offers a variety of qualifications, software training courses and skills programmes to cater for the needs of all individuals and companies alike.

There is an Alumni event coming up on the 17th October. African Academy has some great offers on at the moment with the Structural Steel NQF5 course. The Academy is offering part funding and please note this is for a limited period only.

There is also a scheduled Open Days coming up. This years open days will be held on: 15th August, 5th September and 17th October from 09h00 – 12h00 at the Academy. The address of the academy is 15 Reservoir street, Boksburg East Industrial.

African Academy is offering new courses beginning in January 2010. We have a new NQF5 Architectural Technology course, NQF5 Piping course and we will be offering the Nated courses

African Academy contact details are as follows:

telephone number 011 914 4340
address: 15 Reservoir street, Boksburg East Industrial.