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Festo Didactic helps customers unpack their full learning potential

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Technological changes are continually transforming tasks in companies today. Investment in technologies and machines alone is not enough to ensure success. Festo recognises that skilled employees are the key factor in productivity. Therefore, it is pivotal for them to contend with the continuous technological changes that require an unprecedented level of adaptability. As a global provider of technical education, Festo develops CPD accredited face-to-face training, online courses and webinars. For the first time, they are giving their customers an opportunity to unbox these training courses through fun and interactive games in their latest, unique campaign themed ‘Didactic Unpacked’.

Each week, Festo releases a game on their Facebook and LinkedIn pages. To participate, interested individuals simply need to watch the Festo Didactic Unpacked videos and unlock the different informative games. They have lots of prizes up for grabs on each game level. Furthermore, participants that play all three levels will be entered into a lucky draw worth R10 000! The campaign games are valid until the 31st January 2022. Visit to participate and stand a chance to win. All the face-to-face courses and webinars that participants will unbox have been designed to train industry professionals to perform in highly dynamic and complex environments.

You are always at the right place for Festo training

Festo has expanded its training offering to online training courses and webinars – allowing them to reach customers all over the world without geographical barriers. This means that their customers can attend practical training courses in the safety and comfort of their home or workplace. Using the right software and methods, the company’s trained experts convey the latest learning industrial content. Furthermore, their online courses prepare customers and form a foundation for their face-to-face courses.

Face-to-face training courses with state-of-the-art equipment

Although the world is advancing to online learning, Festo still comprehends the importance of online and face-to-face blended learning. Their hands-on, face-to-face practical training allows personal interaction and ensures that every participant receives additional guidance. Participants also have the opportunity to apply their newfound skills using industrial equipment during the practical sessions. Festo makes every effort to commit time and resources to educate as well as empower industry professionals in Africa for productivity and employability. Festo Didactic offers training courses in areas that play key roles in everyday industrial life. Hannes Otto, automation skills consultant, gives an overview of their modular training courses below.

Pneumatics training courses

“In recognition of the demand for advanced skills levels within the pneumatics industry, Festo Didactic helps customers understand and operate complex pneumatic machines,” said Hannes. Their range of pneumatic courses covers modern industrial pneumatic concepts and applications necessary to understand, install and maintain pneumatic automation systems and machines.

Hydraulics courses for seamless flow

“Our hydraulic courses provide insight into hydraulic hardware technology and its functions,” said Hannes. On the Basic Hydraulics course, attendees get to learn how to design, read circuit diagrams and set the speed, pressure and position for hydraulic drives. More advanced topics are covered by the follow-up hydraulic courses.

Electrics/electronics courses

The increasing use of electrical drives in the industry has led to a skills gap that can have a negative impact on productivity. “With the skills and knowledge that is gained on their electric courses, customers can make informed decisions on the best technology option for their applications,” added Hannes.

Digitalisation/Industry 4.0

To establish Industry 4.0 in a company, the training and qualifications of its skilled workers must be adapted to meet the new requirements of this interdisciplinary approach. “Festo Didactic prepares industry professionals for these rapid changes through their intuitive training curriculum and hands-on exposure to I4.0 applications and equipment,” explains Hannes.

Customised training courses

Festo focuses on customer needs and requirements. “Our experienced trainers pride themselves in developing and presenting customised training that is designed to address specific customer needs and improve skill sets ranging from basic through to advanced levels,” concluded Hannes.

Festo Learning Experience (LX)

According to Festo, every person is unique; therefore, learning should be adapted to the individual needs of the learner. That is why they have developed Festo LX, also referred to as Festo Learning Experience. The digital learning portal for technical education and training picks up current and future learning trends at an early stage and offers comprehensive learning content for many areas of technical education and training. Festo LX combines industry expertise with didactic know-how.

Skills shortages can slow down the entire operating cycle, negatively impacting productivity and competitiveness. Ongoing industry training from Festo Didactic can help individuals, employees and managers meet the changing requirements that today’s automation environment demands from them. Their years of experience have familiarised them with the industrial work environment and its challenges – making Festo the ideal training partner.

For more information contact Festo South Africa, 0860 033 786,,


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