Keith Jones, Director of the Institution of Civil Engineers Wales Cymru, says that continued training and development are vitally important.
"It is essential to ensure that civil engineers in Wales are well qualified. Whilst training budgets can regrettably be reduced when cuts are considered, it is very important to ensure that we keep our training up to date and we maintain our professional development.
"It takes a long time to 'grow an engineer' and we must all play our part. We must not only consider our own professional development, but support and encourage others with their training," said Keith.
"There are many opportunities available to get professionally qualified. Universities and Colleges are promoting Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) accredited courses. We are very fortunate in Wales to have the leading Universities and Colleges with Civil Engineering and Construction courses in the UK.
"Help and assistance is available to all with a network of ICE member support and development staff. We will be delighted to meet you and discuss your training and professional development and we can travel to convenient venues across Wales."
Grades of Membership are: Student: Free for those studying their first academic course: ice.org.uk/student Graduate: For those with an accepted qualification and the ideal stepping stone to becoming a professionally qualified engineer.
Technician Member: EngTech TMICE - awarded to a wide range of technicians practising in the broad area of civil engineering.
Associate Member: AMICE - open to scientific specialists closely allied to civil engineers.
Member: MICE - membership of the Institution of Civil Engineers - practitioners of civil engineering.
Incorporated Engineer: IEng MICE - a professional civil engineer with an accredited educational base and subsequent professional development. …