Siemens and Engineers Ireland join forces to offer tech training for Irish manufacturers
08 May 2017
Engineers Ireland Director General Caroline Spillane and Gary O’Callaghan, Chief Executive of Siemens, launch the initiative at Clyde Road
Siemens, in conjunction with Engineers Ireland, has announced a new partnership to deliver Siemens certified training (SITRAIN) from 31 May to manufacturers in the life sciences, food & beverages and general industrial sectors across Ireland. This partnership will ensure that both the highest standard of professional and practical learning opportunities will be provided for Siemens’ customers at convenient locations in Ireland.
Siemens and Engineers Ireland will offer a wide range of SITRAIN courses from programmable logic controllers (PLCs), critical for the automation of many processes to courses on automation systems, process control systems, industrial communications, process instruments and analytics, drive technologies and digitalisation programmes.
This initiative complements Engineers Ireland’s strategic objective of increasing the technical skills base in the hi-tech manufacturing sector and career development for engineers and technicians based in Ireland.
Gary O’Callaghan, chief executive of Siemens Ltd, said: “With 160,000 people employed in Irish manufacturing, it’s a critical sector for our economy. Digitalisation is transforming Irish manufacturing allowing increased competitiveness, shorter time to market and increased flexibility of production. Investing in technology training is a key priority for Irish manufacturers as the digitalisation of industry demands the intelligent use of big data combined with automation and process know-how.
“This partnership now offers Irish industry structured and certified training in the latest technology and marketplace solutions, previously only available abroad and will ensure that engineers are fully skilled in the latest technological advances as their drive their organisations to become even more resilient and agile.”
Engineers Ireland’s director general, Caroline Spillane, said: “We’re delighted to partner with Siemens to support this investment in raising the technical skills base in the manufacturing sector in Ireland. As an organisation, Siemens realises the value of continuing professional development and this initiative is a terrific endorsement of its commitment to CPD.”
Dee Kehoe, Engineers Ireland’s CPD director, added: “Engineers Ireland’s partnership with Siemens will make a real difference to the quality and variety of training accessible to technicians and engineers in Ireland.”
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