Picture of industrial chimneys polluting horizon

Open Access research shaping international environmental governance...

Strathprints makes available scholarly Open Access content exploring environmental law and governance, in particular the work of the Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law & Governance (SCELG) based within the School of Law.

SCELG aims to improve understanding of the trends, challenges and potential solutions across different interconnected areas of environmental law, including capacity-building for sustainable management of biodiversity, oceans, lands and freshwater, as well as for the fight against climate change. The intersection of international, regional, national and local levels of environmental governance, including the customary laws of indigenous peoples and local communities, and legal developments by private actors, is also a signifcant research specialism.

Explore Open Access research by SCELG or the School of Law. Or explore all of Strathclyde's Open Access research...

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.

[img]
Preview
PDF (strathprints013514.pdf)
strathprints013514.pdf

Download (189kB) | Preview

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.