Athlone firm awarded CPD accredited employer standard

Athlone firm awarded CPD accredited employer standard

24 November 2011 at 00:00

Kinetic Concepts Inc (KCI) in Athlone has become the latest organisation to be awarded the prestigious CPD (Continuing Professional Development) Accredited Employer standard from Engineers Ireland. The award follows an audit of the company’s lifelong learning practices for their engineering professionals.

Commenting on the achievement, John Power, Chartered Engineer and Director General of Engineers Ireland, said: “The CPD Accredited Employer standard recognises organisations which implement specific continuing professional development policies to support their engineers and technical staff. Professional development has become the keystone for companies to stay ahead of their competitors and at the forefront of their customers’ minds”
 
Commenting on the award, Joe Collier, General Manager with KCI said: “We are delighted to have been awarded Engineers Ireland CPD Accredited Employer status. We look forward to building on this foundation in 2012 by following a structured approach to our employee’s development. We operate in the age of evolving technologies and CPD will ensure that our employees continue to build their competencies and grow as professionals in line with our business needs”
 
Established in Athlone 2007, KCI is a leading global medical technology company devoted to the discovery, development, manufacture and marketing of innovative high-technology therapies and products for the wound care, tissue regeneration and therapeutic support markets. They employ 53 engineers, with a total workforce of 196.