The Electrotechnology Industry impacts on almost every aspect of daily life. The technology ranges from traditional light and power, hardware platforms and networking automation to virtual enterprise, the internet and fibreoptics. The spread of new information processing and communication technologies means that the industry is developing rapidly.
The industry includes the installation, servicing, repair and maintenance of electrical and electronic equipment for industrial, commercial and domestic purposes. It comprises communications, distribution and transmission, electrical generation and computer data and communications cabling systems and Sustainable/Renewable Energies. The telecommunications and information technology aspects of the industry are becoming increasingly important as the knowledge economy alters the way businesses operate, as is Sustainable Energy Practices and Renewable Energies are on our environment.
People employed in the electrotechnology industry can be found working in most sectors. Principal areas include:
- Communication services
- Electrical generation, transmission and distribution
- Transport and logistics
- Health and community services
- Wholesale and retail
- Sustainable and Renewable Energies.