In this Issue:  
  Message to our Members  
  Opening of new Training Facility  
  Measure IT: Test & Measurement 2016 Conference - Call for Submissions  
  Proficiency Testing (PT) sees considerable growth  
  MetCert - Personnel Certification Scheme for Metrologists and Calibration Technicians  
  STSA Meeting Report Back  
  Course Schedule  

Dates to Diarize:

T&M 2016 Conference Workshop 26th – 28th September 2016


Message to our Members

Looking back on 2015, there were many highlights to celebrate – with just a few beingthe first T&M Conference to be held in Cape Town at the request of the laboratory community in the Western Cape, accreditation of the NLA-SAas a Proficiency Testing Scheme Provider and continued and substantial growth in our training and PT schemes – both in terms of participants and the range of schemes offered.

As a result, following the opening of the state-of-the-art calibration laboratory at the Association’s premises in 2015, the NLA-SA is once again expanding – adding office space for its growing and committed team.

However, it is not bricks and mortar that make the NLA-SA great. It is the people - not only the NLA-SA staff but also the world quality professionals we have access to as our trainers – people who are amongst the most knowledgeable in our industry. Sadly, we said goodbye to two of our trainers who passed away during 2015, Neville Robinson and Quinton Oliver. I would like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to them for the incalculable contribution they made to our industry over the many years they served it with passion and dedication.

Steve Sidney
Manager, NLA-SA

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