Access cost-effective, transferable, and standardised skills benchmarked against national standards of competence
Standardising a common approach to base technical competence so that craft and technician trades are all working to the same, transparent standard has many benefits, not just for workers, employers, and client organisations, but also for stakeholders.
We are pleased to have the support of government, regulators, skills bodies, industry associations and trade unions in our pursuit of the delivery of a safe, skilled, and transferable workforce.
An industry-wide impact analysis on key stakeholders was undertaken by an impartial, external consultancy which can be viewed here. The benefits are significant and the impact analysis demonstrates its wide-ranging reach.
Protecting your interests
As a stakeholder, you want to protect your assets – physically and financially. Connected Competence supports employers’ commitments to working in a safe and responsible way. It helps to mitigate work-related incidents by assuring a certified base standard of technical competence for workers that Connected Competence employers mobilise to your asset.
Engineering a sustainable future
The vision for Connected Competence is that leading companies like yourselves will commit to mandating testing to assure current competence and will work collaboratively with Connected Competence employers to embed a recognised and accepted base standard across industry.
The benefits of this will be powerful. Increased levels of efficiency, productivity and safety lead to a more cost-effective operation. Not only does more work get done in less time, there is less risk of safety incidents occurring – all of which equates to financial gain.
What’s more, Connected Competence credentials focus on base technical competence, meaning they are generic in nature and fully transferable across sectors and companies, so employers will be able to mobilise workforces quickly and respond promptly to shifting portfolios and changing landscapes.