The BRICS future skills challenge is key in the coalition cooperation in preparing youth for the future. This so that South African youth can take part in the country’s future development,South African Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, Buti Manamela said on Wednesday.
“The skills displayed here shows how the future will look like. It is interesting to see the skills we have under one roof building robots and drones from scratch. It shows some teamwork with the youths working together learning from each other,” said Manamela.
Manamela says that the skills challenge will prepare the South African youth for industry 4.0. According to Xinhuanet, Manamela also revealed he met the Chinese delegation and they discussed how the South African youths and lecturers can have exchange programs to learn from each other.
Marcello Strehl, manager of Brazilian software company Senaj, said it’s great to work with innovators from different BRICS countries monitoring the machines, making mistakes, identifying the problem and solving it.
“This is not competition but a challenge to learn from each other in solving problems. New technology is the pillar of future development. We have to do more with less,” he concluded.