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Smart welding – a practical research project

The fabrication industry is currently in a digital transformation – and understandably, many fabricators are cautious to invest. We get it. That’s why we’ve set up a quality and productivity research project to investigate this technology. And why we’re now inviting our industry to be a part of it. We want to investigate the implications…

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Your current employees are the key to helping our industry promote itself!

What do you ACTUALLY do?  Your answer can help our industry better promote itself. There is no doubt that heavy engineering has an image problem. We’re consistently hearing how hard it is to attract and retain quality staff. Students are not choosing it as a study focus. Apprentices are hard to find. Women are not…

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Introducing ‘Whanake’ – a HERA Scholarship and step towards addressing the skills gap

At HERA we have a real commitment to help our members address the challenges that are facing them. One we hear often is the skills gap which is hindering our members from delivering what’s in their pipeline – particularly as we look to the future. As a research association, it’s often hard to find a…