New engineering skills organisation Enginuity launches 6th February
Engineering Skills for a Smarter World
Enginuity news, Industry news
On Thursday 6th February 2020 the Semta Group, the employer-led skills body supporting the UK’s engineering & manufacturing sectors, becomes Enginuity, a new engineering skills organisation, creating practical skills solutions for individuals, educators, and engineering and manufacturing employers, using unmatched industry expertise and data.
The launch of a new type of engineer and manufacturing skills organisation is a response to the challenges and opportunities faced by the sector. Engineers are at the forefront of tackling many of the biggest societal challenges we face today. At the same time, Industry 4.0 is rapidly changing manufacturing and engineering.
To seize the commercial opportunities these challenges and this change creates, the UK manufacturing and engineering sector needs to adapt fast. Individuals, SMEs and large employers need to be able to see and develop the skills that will allow them to flourish, now and in the future.
Enginuity understands the potential data offers to give employers the confidence to make smarter decisions about the people and skills they need, today and tomorrow. This combined with the engineering expertise the Semta Group was known for, means Enginuity is perfectly positioned to be the connector UK engineering and manufacturing requires, for the sector to lead Industry 4.0 and offer fulfilling lifelong careers.
By bringing employers, educators, and policymakers together, Enginuity will help to give engineer’s the opportunity to change their world and ours
Ann Watson, Chief Executive of Enginuity explains:
“Digital technologies can discover and identify young people who have the aptitude for a career in engineering and manufacturing. New platforms can help individuals make currently unaccredited skills visible to employers, and suggest where they need to upskill or reskill. Better data about the skills employers need today and tomorrow, can open an individual’s career path into a universe of opportunities, with more routes to fulfil their potential, with more employers, in more areas.”
Enginuity is not just a new name for the Semta Group, it’s a way of thinking and solving problems.
The engineers changing our world are showing their ‘Enginuity’ by bringing together engineering expertise with ingenuity with data; pioneering new solutions in areas such as the future of mobility, energy storage, and early diagnosis.
This ‘Enginuity’ is also at the heart of Industry 4.0, powering technologies such as smart factories, lights out manufacturing and the industrial internet of things.
Ann Watson, Chief Executive of Enginuity comments:
“Our Enginuity in marrying our existing engineering expertise with ingenuity with data, is how we will design and constantly improve solutions that provide a great user experience for employers, educators and individuals. It’s how we will create new products and services that are easy for employers and educators to integrate. It’s how we will prove the business case for engineering skills development.”
Enginuity’s award-winning Engineering Talent platform is already an example of this thinking in action, providing individuals with better careers pathways in engineering, helping employers recruit and retain talent, and delivering digital learning remotely.
The practical skills solutions already offered by the Semta Group and EAL (the Semta Group’s specialist skills, awarding and assessment services organisation for industry) will continue as part of Enginuity, but better data will only improve them moving forward. Making these solutions even more responsive to current and future needs, an even better user experience, and even easier to integrate and measure.
Enginuity’s new website will also launch on Thursday 6th February 2020 at enginuity.org
Notes to Editors
Enginuity creates practical skills solutions for individuals, educators, and engineering and manufacturing employers, using unmatched expertise and data – so engineers can change their world and ours.
- It helps individuals, educators and employers see and develop the skills needed to succeed, boosting the UK economy.
- It gives individuals, educators and employers the confidence to make smarter decisions about the skills they need to succeed, today and tomorrow.
- It brings employers, educators, and policymakers together, helping to provide people with the opportunities they need to change their lives and tackle society’s greatest challenges.
Enginuity creates skills solutions for individuals, educators and engineering
employers, using unmatched industry expertise and data. Its people are engineering specialists rather than skills and education generalists – engineering qualifications by engineers, for engineers. Using data it creates the right skills solutions for individuals and employers to succeed, today and tomorrow.
The practical skills solutions Enginuity creates are easy for individuals, educators and employers to use, easy for employers and educators to integrate into their current systems or offerings, and the data its solutions capture helps people make the business case for investing in skills.
About the Semta Group:
The Science, Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies Alliance, was a not-for-profit organisation responsible for engineering skills for the future of the UK’s most advanced sectors. Led by employers, its job was to transform the skills and productivity of the people who power our engineering and advanced manufacturing technologies sectors, enabling UK industry to compete on the global stage.
EAL is Enginuity’s specialist skills, awarding and assessment services organisation for industry. As part of the Semta Group, and now as part of Enginuity, it’s committed to investing in the industries it serves and the careers of the people working within them. Through industry partnerships and years of experience supporting its core sectors, it has built unrivalled knowledge and understanding of employer skills needs. As a result, EAL’s skills solutions are respected and chosen by thousands of employers to deliver real career benefits for their learners.
For further information please contact:
The Enginuity Press Office @ Stronger Stories: [email protected]
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