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Modelling skill competencies in engineering companies

Coates, G. and Thompson, C. and Duffy, A.H.B. and Hills, W. and Whitfield, R.I. (2009) Modelling skill competencies in engineering companies. Engineering Designer. pp. 16-19.

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Abstract

Engineering companies across many industrial sectors have recognised that their engineers' skills and competencies provide the greatest force for economic competitiveness. More specifi cally, the effective utilisation of a company's engineers, through the most appropriate application of their skills and competencies, can improve organisational performance, thus aiding competitiveness. Prior to enabling the effective utilisation of their engineers, companies need to model their skills competencies. This article presents an overview of research in modelling skill competencies in engineering companies. Case studies are summarised in which engineering design and manufacture companies have modelled the skill competencies of their engineers. Consequently, the companies have been able to identify skill gaps and competency deficiencies, which are able to inform training, development and recruitment needs.