Z-Tech Control Systems has been recognised for its engineering professionalism by becoming one of the very first Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Enterprise Partners.
IET Enterprise Partners are entrepreneurial and innovative SMEs who are committed to professionalism and market success. With SMEs making up 99.7% of all engineering companies (according to Engineering UK 2017, the state of engineering report), the IET has set up its Enterprise Partners scheme to help these companies thrive. The scheme includes supporting the continuing professional development of the enterprise partners’ employees and offering them a wide range of valuable networking opportunities with the IET’s corporate and academic partners – which include some of the UK’s biggest engineering employers and educators.
Mark Organ, IET Head of Membership said: “SMEs are the lifeblood of the engineering sector, which is currently experiencing a huge skills shortage. The IET is already devoting considerable time and resource to education programmes and scholarships to attract the next generation but it is also vitally important to invest in the current workforce and their professional development.
“It’s for this reason that we’ve created IET Enterprise Partners so that we can engage with SMEs directly to help them develop their workforce and ultimately their business performance.”
Luke Stanbridge, Z-Tech’s Marketing Director said: “It’s fantastic that Z-Tech has been chosen to partner with the IET and I’m sure this will bring long-standing benefits to our employees: from both helping towards individual charter status, through to keeping up-to-date with the very latest developments in technology and sharing good practice.