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North Atlantic Engineering Consultants has a corporate policy of structured training and technology transfer for citizen staff. Citizen engineers and backup staff are engaged in all our projects. We also participate in the training of engineers at undergraduate and graduate levels,regularlyproviding internship placement for students from the University of Botswana Faculty of Engineering and Technology. The company is anactive participant in the Government of Botswana’s Department of National Internship Programme (DNIP) and employ citizen engineers under the said scheme for a period of up to two years.

Student Training

At the commencement of the training period, we will make each student responsible to a senior engineer who will be his/her supervisor. The supervisor would be required to interview the student from time to time to ensure that he/she is making the most of his/her opportunities and to enable the student to acquire the managerial viewpoint of the problems that have been studied. The supervisor will also make a report at the end of each period of the student's work which will be treated as confidential. Throughout the periods of industrial training, logbooks must be kept by each student, and these will be checked periodically by the supervisor. Information to be recorded in the logbooks includes relevant drawings, specimen calculations, design philosophy, details of particular features of interest in jobs undertaken, management decisions and reports of site meetings.

Citizen Engineers

In planning the in-house training it has been recognized that the duties of the engineer will include: The design which is suitable for a particular project in terms of performance, first cost, running cost, maintenance cost and useful life. The organization of work, both in the office and on site to meet the project program, in liaison with other members of the project team. The specification of standards and performance of materials, equipment and complete installation. The control of quality, costs and manpower. The development and effective communication of policy on behalf of his employer. The development and evaluation of new engineering techniques and new installation methods. The responsibility for the continued training of subordinates up to the limit of their personal potential. Our in-house training includes design office practice, computer aided design and drafting, working experience on site, practical design calculations, preparing budgets & bills of quantities, introduction to production of working, detail and builders' work drawings, commissioning and testing, planned preventative maintenance, contract administration and project control.

Continuing Professional Development

We believe that all practicing engineers should undertake serious CPD activity to maintain a good degree of professional competence. Whether this is a formal activity (such as academic study or course attendance), or informal (sharing individual expertise in a particular area with other members), it all counts. Our organization realizes that it may be difficult for many of its professional staff to attend suitable external courses, nevertheless it encourages its engineers, whenever their work schedules permit,to participate in training seminars and workshops that can automatically count in keeping with the CPD ratingsof their registered professional institutions.