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This section features the Engineering Skills Chart – a powerful, yet simple to use document system designed to identify, display and improve skills in your team, department or business. It has been developed as a structured means of illustrating and working towards departmental training and skills requirements. It works by identifying and clearly aligning individuals’ skills and training needs, with those of the team and wider business.
Many manufacturing businesses are currently experiencing skill shortages and are finding it difficult to retain their best staff. In response, forwarding-thinking firms have sensibly invested in training themselves. In addition they have provided incentives for key personnel to remain. Clearly this makes good business sense.
The Engineering Skills Chart system coordinates this process. Importantly, it provides a means for small businesses who haven’t yet started or who are considering improving their skill levels in a structured way, to do so. The Skills Chart system has been developed to be adaptable, enabling it to be rolled out to all teams and departments across the organisation.
Engineering Skills Chart System Purpose
The system enables skills and training requirements to be identified, organised and worked towards, in a structured, yet straightforward manner. All data is illustrated in easy to understand diagrams which can be displayed on departmental notice boards, as well as IT networks. The system focuses on improving skills for all, enabling teams to increase their productivity, flexibility and competitiveness.
Engineering Skills Chart System Sections
The Skills Chart system consists of the three main parts - the Engineering Skills Charts themselves, procedures for team tasks and personnel log books. You can use part or all of the system depending on your requirements. Information is provided about producing procedures (quickly and easily using templates) for those who do not possess them. Alternatively, it is very easy to incorporate existing procedures into the system. Likewise, skills chart and log book templates have been provided to facilitate straightforward completion and use of the system for your business
The section is set out as follows:
Engineering Skills Chart System Advantages
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