“Professional development is an essential part of our firm.”
–Gary Brennen, co-president
Syska believes that by investing in continuous professional development it will enable team members to create a framework for a rewarding career. The investment in learning broadens the spectrum and depth of talent, fostering knowledge sharing and contributes to overall success. Through in-house training, webinars, tuition reimbursement and retreats, Syska provides a diverse learning environment that encourages each employee to continually raise the bar.
Syska has created resources available to our team members that differentiate us from other employers.
Engineer Development Training Program
To accelerate recent college graduates’ careers, all entry-level engineering hires participate in Syska’s two-year Engineer Development Training (EDT) Program. This time honored program is a trademark of our commitment to the development and education of young engineers through cross-training in mechanical, electrical, plumbing, energy modeling, LEED, sustainability and business practices – all items that make well-rounded engineers.
Team members regularly visit job sites to experience projects underway, while being mentored by more senior engineers. The value of mentoring and technical training shortens employees’ learning curve, increases performance and retention, maximizes the effectiveness of the organization all while achieving the firm’s strategic goals and objectives.
The Syska Employee Network of Support and Education (SENSE) is a self-directed group of team members with 2 to 12 years of experience. SENSE promotes professional development, social engagement and technical assistance to engineering and corporate members of the firm. SENSE encourages peer-to-peer learning and local and national levels, building relationships both inside and outside the firm. SENSE also promotes giving back to organizations that employees are passionate about, creating lasting and positive impacts in local communities.
Design Excellence Program
To advance the highest technical quality across the firm, our Engineering Leadership Unit regularly shares best practices and technically sophisticated projects with all employees through open forums.
To enable team members to learn at their own pace, we provide more than 35,000 hours of technical and soft skills training. This includes the Project Management Professional (PMP) Series, providing the 35 contact hours required to test for the PMP certification, as well as live recordings of internal presentations by Syska’s experts. At Syska, learning is continuously encouraged and training goals are part of goal setting each year.