As the economic climate remains challenging, training budgets can be amongst the first to be cut. However, at times like these, professional development becomes even more important to forward thinking organisations and individuals alike, which is why the Institution's Learning and Development has been delighted to see an increase in numbers of delegates attending courses in 2011 as well as more and more engineering companies opting for in-house training courses.
To remain competitive and at the cutting edge, organisations need to attract, develop and retain top talent; they need to ensure that their employees remain the best in the business so need to help them to continually improve their skills and knowledge throughout their careers; a skilled and motivated workforce can drive business, seek out new opportunities, maximise savings and recognise efficiencies.
Equally, members themselves may need to enhance their skill set if they are looking for new opportunities, developing their career within their organisation or want to increase the effectiveness of their teams or develop the next generation of engineering leaders.
At the Institution we recognise the value of lifelong learning and continual development which is why we have developed a comprehensive portfolio of training courses covering both technical and leadership and management topics. The portfolio is constantly evolving and includes some brand new titles for 2012 including Innovation and problem solving and the engineer’s role in product recall.
All of the Institution’s courses are designed by engineers for engineers, so whether you are a new graduate engineer taking your first steps in business or a senior engineer looking to develop your team or stay on top of current best practices; or whether you are looking to develop new technical skills or move your career into engineering management our courses will provide you with the practical and applicable tools and techniques that you need.
As well as being a great way to upgrade and enhance skill sets, the courses also offer great networking opportunities as delegates meet, share and learn from their peers and as such add immediate value and deliver a tangible return on investment (ROI) for organisations.
All of the courses are mapped against UK-SPEC competence frameworks to help developing engineers as they progress towards professional registration and also count towards CPD for members who are already registered.
To learn more about how the Institution’s training courses can benefit you and your organisation contact us on +44 (0)20 7304 6907 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.