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Guiding young people via advanced manufacturing methods

South Africa’s Johannesburg The 21st edition of Sasol TechnoX, South Africa’s flagship STEAMI (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Maths, and Innovation) career exhibition, will be held from August 14 through August 18, 2023. The Sasol Foundation hosts TechnoX each year to give students an immersive and practical learning experience while promoting the many fields of study and interesting employment options in science, math, and technology. 

The goal of Sasol TechnoX, which has as its subject “FUTURE SHAPERS – DISCOVER YOUR PASSION, SHAPE YOUR FUTURE,” is to help young people understand that they have the power to transform the world via their invention and the seemingly endless possibilities of STEAM jobs. The occasion highlights the crucial need of enabling young people to actively participate in the development of the digital world and the development of green economies, becoming agents of positive change in their communities and beyond.

In order to reach a larger audience and ensure accessibility, Sasol TechnoX offers a hybrid approach. Participants can choose between physically attending the exhibition at Sasolburg or participating virtually. At the exhibition, they can interact with the more than 40 creative STEAMI exhibitors, see captivating talks and hands-on demos, and learn about the newest technology and career options. This open-minded strategy enables students, educators, and enthusiasts from all over South Africa to interact and learn from business leaders, providing a vibrant environment for cooperation, knowledge exchange, and the development of fruitful alliances.

Noxolo Kahlana, head of the Sasol Foundation, states, “We are happy to commemorate the 21st year of Sasol TechnoX, a flagship event committed to inspiring and empowering the future generation of innovators. “With our interesting activities, immersive experiences, and equip learners with the skills and mindset to shape a brighter and greener future for South Africa.”

Participants at Sasol TechnoX have a variety of chances to learn about the most recent STEAMI innovations and tools, giving them the tools they need to design more interesting and effective learning experiences. Attendees have the opportunity to network with business leaders, take part in the thrilling “Trashion” Show, engage in hands-on activities at interactive booths, and listen to engrossing speeches and demonstrations that pique their interest and fuel their love for STEAMI.

One of the unique aspects of Sasol TechnoX is the free participation it offers, underscoring Sasol’s commitment to fostering a smarter, more knowledgeable, entrepreneurial, and productive generation of learners. By eliminating financial barriers, Sasol TechnoX ensures that every aspiring future shaper has equal access to the transformative opportunities provided by the exhibition.

As Sasol TechnoX celebrates its 21st year of excellence, it highlights its longstanding commitment to promoting STEAMI education, fostering innovation, the adoption of digital skills, and inspiring young minds. This milestone signifies the enduring impact the event has had in nurturing talent and shaping the future of South Africa.

For more information about this year career exhibition please visit their website sasoltechnox.co.za.

By Sam Mchunu

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