Generosity at Work


Recruiting speakers for the IDC Technologies’ engineering conferences, presented in cities around the world, can be described variously. Heart-warming is an unlikely adjective, and yet it is appropriate when you consider two gentlemen involved at a couple of our recent conferences. One was a key-note speaker at our High Voltage Maintenance Forum in November, 2013 and another was engaged to review materials at our Dangerous Goods Forum in March, 2014. Both donated their fees to charities.

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The highly valuable “Engineering Resources” android application is now available for FREE on the Google Play Store.


Cable Jointing and Terminations – Skills honed in Brunei

Roger Royal has recently returned from a foray into Brunei. He is one of our longest serving and most accomplished instructors in the electrical engineering field. Read more about his latest training success here.


Bigger, Better, Faster. At all costs?

Apart from the enormous benefits that result, engineering achievements are often awe-inspiring and exciting. When safety and the environment come second to the successful completion of a job, however, there is reason to pause.


Navigating the Map for Higher Education

To date, Australian higher education providers total around 170, nationally. These providers are a blend of both on-campus and online institutes who offer a range of courses in various fields of study. With enrolments on a perpetual increase, the education industry has become (over a number of years) a high earner with an estimated value of over $26 billion back in 2012.

STEM Education, Toys and the Prosperity of Nations

Chief Australian Scientist, Ian Chubb, has been motivated by a belief that his country’s economic future is looking grim. He is concerned that it is losing its competitive edge in the vital areas of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). In an effort to ameliorate this he has proposed an ambitious strategy to increase their focus.  

Competition Feedback - August Newsletter

Inspired by the topic in the&nbsp;feature article; bionics, our August newsletter posed a question:  Should athletes with bionic limbs compete with able-bodied competitors?&nbsp;</strong>Find out the two winners and their answers.  

A Tale of Technical Nous, Big Hearts and a Search for anything Electrical and Electronic

From one of our readers:   Mike Abbott, an electrical technician from Perth, Australia.

"In July 2008 I visited Yangon in Myanmar (Burma), in the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis. There I met a teacher who was, incredibly, feeding his family and eleven orphaned children on his meager wage of $63 per month."


IDC Launches N4-N6 Engineering Programs

We are launching our N4-N6 Engineering programs in the Industrial Instrumentation, Electronic, Electrical and Mechanical disciplines in South Africa. This will be delivered using our popular ‘live’ e-learning methodology. Apply now as places will fill quickly.



Costa Concordia Follow-Up

In October last year I wrote an article entitled Plucky Engineering and Ingenuity which looked at the Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster. In this short follow-up it is gratifying to report that it has been successfully towed the180 nautical mile voyage to its scrapping yard in Genoa - it arrived on the 27th July.