As a professional in transport today you must possess both a breadth of capability and a depth of specialised technical and strategic knowledge. You need to maintain your skills and knowledge by continuing professional development.
The job performed by transport professionals continues to be increasingly demanding, as a result of the explosion of knowledge, the rapid rise in information technology and the growing complexity of industry.
There are not enough skilled, experienced and trained people available to satisfy the demand from government, consultants, contractors and suppliers. Those being recruited into transport have to gain the breadth and depth of knowledge and skills to fulfil their job demands.
But you are faced with questions like:
So how do you develop your skills and knowledge?
What is needed to stay current and relevant in your job?
How do you broaden your knowledge and understanding about related fields?
The answer is courses, workshops, seminars and conferences, reading books and journals and/or undertaking formal academic studies.
Our approach focuses on two key themes: to be of value and practical. We have to demonstrate value for any transport project to be successful – the benefit greater than the cost – and it has to be realistic and practical – no pipe dreams here.