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CPUT Alumni '70s seeking engineers to mentor new generation

Written by: Barbara Friedman

Kieno Kammies speaks to Faiek Abrahams of the CPUT Alumni '70s, looking for engineers who studied at the former Cape Technikon and Peninsula Technikon in the 1970s-and-80s - to come forward and volunteer their time to help out the current and future generation of engineering students.

He says the idea came up to network with engineers but the pre-computer card system meant most names were lost.

That's why we are using the media to get to all those engineers.

Faiek Abrahams - CPUT Alumni '70s

Some of these guys have very successful engineering companies - electrical and mechanical engineers,

Faiek Abrahams - CPUT Alumni '70s

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Abrahams says they are asking engineers to come together on Saturday 23 February at the CPUT Belville campus.

He says the plan is to find out how these engineers can assist.

Younger engineers who finished studying in the last year or two, they need a hand to guide them, a mentor to show them the way.

Faiek Abrahams - CPUT Alumni '70s

I have received lots of phone calls for a number of moms saying my son or daughter has finished a degree in engineering and we looking for a job.

Faiek Abrahams - CPUT Alumni '70s

He hopes this network will play a role in directing these new graduates into projects.

Students and alumni who want to get involved, please contact please Whatsapp Faiek Abrahams on 079 693 5440.

Take a listen to the plans in the works below:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : CPUT Alumni '70s seeking engineers to mentor new generation




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