An Interview with CEI-Europe AB: Smart Training for Smarter Engineers

An Interview with CEI-Europe AB: Smart Training for Smarter Engineers


What big changers and challenges are we going to face in the next decade? In what ways do you think the industry can change for the better?
We had the pleasure to interview one of our Industry Leaders attending the event: Ann-Charlotte Johannesson will present at ISS Europe 2018 during Session 3: Gaining, Training and Retaining World Class Talent with Smart Training for Smarter Engineers - The Way of Ensuring the Competitive Advantage for the Global European Industry.
  
Ann-Charlotte Johannesson
CEO, CEI-Europe AB
  

 

SEMI:
As a CEO for CEI-Europe what is your primary focus?
Johannesson:
 
At the moment, my main focus is to refresh our approach in e-learning. CEI-Europe has organised class room courses since 1980. We see now that there is a major need for e-learning courses and digital platform, so this is what I have been doing recently. Very soon a new website, with a refreshed look and feel will be available.
 
SEMI:
What do you think are going to be the main challenges for the industry in the next decade?
 
Johannesson:
The industry has to keep his employees educated to have them motivated and happy. As we all know, there is a lack of engineers in Europe, less people are doing more tasks and as a result, there is less time to stay on track with innovations, updates and trends. The investment in learning is happening but it is not enough. The industry main challenges will be: how do I train my team? How do I attract new people? Traveling to attend courses might be expensive and time consuming, but a good alternative is to set targets for the training, learn what your company needs and offer individualized solutions. This is the way to prosper and stimulate people working in a fast growing industry.
 
SEMI:
 
In what ways do you think the industry can change for the better?
 
Johannesson:
When it comes to education: see it as an investment, not merely a cost. Think about the future, invest in the future. CEI-Europe embraced a new approach: the development of e-learning offers and the growth of digital platforms focused on current industry needs, can make change happen.
 
SEMI:
What do you expect from ISS Europe strategic discussions and why would you recommend to join us?
 
Johannesson:
I collaborate with SEMI since a long time and I am excited about presenting our perspectives for the future: I expect to meet and network with key leaders and discuss about the main challenges for Europe and how to overcome those. How do we train Smarter Engineers? See you in Dublin!
 
ISS Europe 2018 - Strategies and Innovations to Compete Globally
Date: 4–6 March 2018  
Location: Dublin, Ireland (Clontarf Castle Hotel)

With a combination of inspiring presentations, unparalleled networking amongst senior industry leaders, ISS Europe provides participants with an environment to help stimulate ideas and strategies to take advantage of the opportunities that are rapidly developing in our industry. 

To check the full program, please visit: www.semi.org/eu/iss-europe-2018program

To register for the event, please visit: www.semi.org/eu/iss-europe-2018-registration