Siemens is launching a skills academy that will focus on technical up- and reskilling and is open to external partners
The SiTecSkills Academy will have 19 regional training centres across Germany with a focus on digitalization and sustainability.
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Siemens cites studies that show that almost half of all jobs today will change significantly by 2030 and Germany’s labour market is expected to have five million fewer specialists than needed.
“Through targeted up- and reskilling, we can ensure that the competencies of our people are always up to date. In this way, we’re not only ensuring their long-term employability, but also our company’s long-term competitiveness,” said Judith Wiese, Chief People and Sustainability Officer and member of the Managing Board at Siemens AG.
“Since the ‘shelf life’ of knowledge is rapidly shortening in today’s world, in particular in the areas of IT and digitalization, we need to continuously integrate lifelong learning as a fundamental element within our work processes. The personal motivation and great eagerness to learn that our people display show us that we’re on the right track in this regard.”
SiTecSkills will work alongside the portfolio offered by the Siemens Professional Education training unit by providing targeted occupational and technical learning opportunities.
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“As a certified partner, we not only offer learning solutions that focus on technical qualification programs for specific target groups, but also professional consulting for our own businesses and for external business partners,” said Thomas Leubner, Head of Siemens Professional Education.
Depending on the different levels, the portfolio is offered in digital, in-person and hybrid formats as needed. “By taking this approach, we are preparing all target groups for the digital age or are empowering them on the job,” said Leubner.
The company has an internal methodology that systematically looks ahead three to five years to analyze the changes that are expected to arise in jobs, tasks and skills. The company uses this to assess which businesses will be facing the largest transformations and so have the largest need for new skills. This has been used to examine around 70,000 critical job profiles and related activities.
iemens Professional Education in Regensburg, Germany, offers 15 different qualifications programs ranging from data analytics to mechatronics, electronics and or automation technology, and extends to qualifications such as a bachelor of data science or master of science in artificial intelligence.