Skills: Minister Farry - Company's Employees Are Its Greatest Asset
A company's employees are its greatest asset was the message from the Employment and Learning Minister Dr Stephen Farry during an address to staff at a Schrader Electronics, Manufacturing Operator Development Day. Over 75 staff from Schrader's Carrickfergus site attended the event at Corr's Corner Hotel, Newtownabbey including senior managers, manufacturing and production staff.
Highlighting the importance of learning and developing new skills, the Minister said: "My Department is extremely keen to work with companies like Schrader Electronics to help ensure the skills needed to grow and prosper are in place. It is very encouraging to see at first hand the importance that Schrader Electronics places on the value of investing in its workforce. Improving our skills base is crucial if we are to boost growth and increase our international competitiveness."
Paul Gardner, Manufacturing Director, Schrader Electronics, said: "Supporting and developing our manufacturing workforce in communication skills, team working skills and an understanding of continuous improvement principles ensures that our workforce has the practical skills our business needs, and that we continue to have a committed and competent workforce, for our future growth."
Schrader Electronics employs 1,100 employees in Northern Ireland and for 25 years has been a market leader in the design and manufacture of tyre pressure monitoring systems. The company also manufactures electronics for the Automotive and Industrial markets.