great pride in supporting the continuing professional development of our
people. Since 2017, Tandem has been recognised by Engineers Ireland for the
quality of, and commitment to continuous professional development systems and
practices for our staff. Following our re-accreditation audit in December 2019,
we are delighted to announce that we have received the maximum award duration
of three years.
According to Engineers Ireland Continuing Professional
Development (CPD) is the systematic maintenance, enhancement and development of
knowledge and skill, and the development of personal qualities necessary for
the execution of professional and technical duties, it is the process of
Tandem see the benefits of our CPD programme in very real
terms of staff retention, bringing the most up to date expertise to our
clients, thought leadership from within, innovation and continued strong
relationships with our clients.
One of the strengths of our CPD Committee is the cross
section of departments involved, ensuring that, company-wide, everyone in
Tandem is aware of the programme, receives updates regularly and is encouraged
in their own personal career development.
As part of our CSR Programme, Tandem
Project Management Ltd.’s engineers volunteered for the
Engineers Ireland STEPS Young Engineers Award Programme.
The Engineers Ireland STEPS
Programme is a non-profit outreach programme that promotes interest and
awareness of engineering as a future career. The STEPS Young Engineers Award
2020 is a competition that asks 3rd and 4th class students all over the country
to design an engineering project that would help their community.
As part of the award
curriculum, our engineers visited participating schools in Cork and Waterford
during the week 25th – 29th November. The visit included a presentation from
the engineers on engineering as a career and the students then presented their
projects to the engineers. After the presentations, it was time for fun and
learning with games designed by STEPS to open the students minds to engineering
in their local environment and to the processes involved in a design and build
project. It was a fantastic opportunity for young students to become more aware
of engineering in the world around them and to see what it feels like to walk
in the shoes of an engineer.
The level of engagement from
the students was enlightening, our engineers reported very bright young minds
concerned with topics such as homelessness, climate change and single use
plastics pollution. The experience of presenting to students, broadening their
understanding of what engineering is, hearing their ideas and discussing
practical ways that they can move forward with their projects was heartening
for our engineers, they all reported a desire to get involved again next year.
Tandem wish all the students luck with their entries for the Young Engineers Award, finalists will be announced during Engineers Week, February 29th – March 6th, 2020.
We were delighted to welcome Caroline Spillane Director General of Engineers Ireland, to our offices last week to present us with our award parchment for the prestigious CPD Accredited Employer Standard.
This accreditation is an acknowledgement of Tandem’s dedication to the continuing professional development of our personnel. We are fully committed to further developing our CPD programme in collaboration with Engineers Ireland and our growing team here at Tandem Project Management Ltd.
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