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01/06/2011 | Channel:
The National Skills Academy for Power has launched a sector wide Competency Accord, which promotes collaborative working amongst sector employers to address the competency and skills requirements needed to ‘future proof’ the sector.
The Competency Accord was signed by industry figureheads, including those from the National Grid, Scottish Power and E.ON, at the Skills Academy’s first annual conference – ‘Many Skills: One Vision’ (9 March). The Competency Accord enables the development of a cross sector competency framework capable of maintaining and enhancing standards, introducing efficiencies and facilitating the transferability and mobility of staff across the sector. Underpinning the Accord is recognition amongst signatories that in order for the sector to be sustainable, there is a need for employers to collaborate on the skills agenda and work together to find common solutions for the benefit of the sector as a whole. This represents a real cultural shift in the way companies manage and recognise skills and competences and is a major step forward for sector employers. The Accord is the first step towards a competency based management system that can be adopted industry-wide. Launched a year ago, the Skills Academy sits at the heart of power sector driving excellence in skills and bringing together skills stakeholders across the industry. The Skills Academy will oversee all activity regarding the scheme.