Why should I take part in an industry tour?
The Middelburg Tourist Office has organised an industrial tour on 16 November 2023.
One of the best ways to get an insight into the real working environment, workplaces, plants, assembly lines, machines and systems and to interact with highly trained and experienced personnel is to participate in an organised industrial tour. During the tour, managers, students and engineers gain practical knowledge and first-hand experience of the complexities of the various industries.
On this tour, we visited Columbus Stainless (Pty) Ltd and gained an insight into the complex technical and metallurgical processes and safety requirements needed to produce stainless steel. We participated in a three-hour tour of the huge plant and saw interesting steel manufacturing processes and systems.
After a great lunch sponsored by Columbus, we headed to the OH Frewin printing plant where we visited the printing museum and learned about the complex process of the printing industry with “wrong and true printing” and the various intricate parts to make a printed form or the many colourful flyers that are printed daily. Visitors marvelled at some of the older printing presses still in operation and the latest technology that is printing thousands of pages per hour.
The industrial visit brings clarity to key management concepts and shows first-hand how these concepts are put into practise. It bridge the gap between theoretical principles and practical applications. They offer students the opportunity to ask questions about their area of interest. Visits to industry allow visitors to familiarise themselves with future areas of work. Visitors learn about best practises used by different companies for similar tasks.
Instead of traveling overseas, you can experience the same expertise right at your doorstep. To attend our next organised tour, contact Anna-Marth Ott at email@example.com.