Lifelong learning has no limits – ‘most experienced’ delegate to complete short course in Construction Procurement

At the ripe age of 80, Mr Ivor Evans is a great advocate for lifelong learning and the benefits of continuing education no matter your age. Since beginning his engineering career in 1956, Mr Evans has continued to invest in education programmes and empowering himself in an effort to adjust to the ever-changing trends of his occupation in construction engineering.

Recently, Mr Evans attended the Construction Procurement short course presented by Enterprises University of Pretoria (Enterprises UP). This makes him the oldest delegate to have completed a course through Enterprises UP.

As an active consultant with many years of experience in construction engineering, he noted that the reason he attended was largely for self-fulfilment and to maintain his level of knowledge within his profession. “I find construction procurement very interesting and I wish to branch into this segment of the industry through my consulting work,” he says.

“Never stop learning because life never stops teaching.” – Author unknown

Above: Mr Ivor Evans (left) and Marié van Niekerk (right), programme manager on the Construction Procurement short course presented by Enterprises UP.