Title: Strategic professional development

Authors: Chris Senior

Addresses: The Engineering Council, UK

Abstract: In the UK, The Engineering Council is establishing a national system for the lifelong continuing professional development (CPD) of engineers and technicians. The author describes the framework for a National System for CPD as essentially a partnership between individual engineers and their employers; professional institutions and providers of CPD programs also have key roles to play. The benefits of investment in CPD should be: improved performance, job satisfaction and career advancement for individual engineers and technicians, and a more capable and innovative staff for employers.

Keywords: continuing professional development; CPD; Engineering Council; UK; United Kingdom; career breaks; women; continuing engineering education; technician training; chartered engineers; incorporated engineers; engineering technicians; continuing education; lifelong learning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCEELL.1993.030272

International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning, 1993 Vol.3 No.1/2, pp.49 - 54

Published online: 14 Dec 2009 *

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