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From the Director’s Desk, October 2021

There’s a strong argument for the learners currently writing their matric exams to consider our field as a career option.

This is always an exciting time for matric students: after years of study, they are finally able to take the exams that will see them leaving school and embarking on a new journey. Of course, there’s much discussion around the next step, which careers people have in mind and where they believe the future will take them.

We at MIWA hope that a number of this year’s matriculants will consider a career in the motor industry. As a look at any of our past newsletters will tell, we’ve reached a particularly dynamic stage of our industry’s lifecycle, with developments such as the introduction of Right to Repair creating rich opportunities. 

MIWA is committed to helping our members realise these opportunities. Our focus on training means ensuring that we are equipped with the skills needed to keep pace with changing technologies and challenges, and we are constantly looking for platforms to further develop – as our support of the recent Skills Specialisation Competition (Welding and Metalwork) shows.

You can read all about the competition in this month’s newsletter; plus, you’ll find information on other training initiatives, too. We’ve included our usual update on Right to Repair’s Tier One sponsors, shed a spotlight on MIWA members doing interesting things, and provided some inspiration for the stressful year-end.

Happy reading. 

Pieter Niemand,
MIWA National Director