“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 opportunities to learn new skills and succeed at work.
Red Vector is Syska Hennessy’s professional development platform. It provides employees with the tools and resources needed to continue to grow in their career goals and within the Syska organization. Through this partnership, our employees have access to over 2,500 courses covering both technical and professional learning opportunities. Red Vector’s collaborative blended learning platform is the leading provider of quality training for professionals and offers many interactive courses to help sharpen professional skills and advance careers—accessible online anytime, anywhere.
GARTNER – Manager Success Workshop Series
As part of Syska’s leadership commitment we also offer through our partnership with Gartner, Manager Workshop sessions – a series of live, action-oriented virtual workshops designed to provide our employees with the knowledge and tools they need to effectively manage.
Topics address key managerial subjects as well as provide real world examples of what the most successful managers do. Sessions are offered annually.
Syska’s SWE Champions Program
One of SHAPE’s 2020 objectives, Recruiting for Diversity, is designed to attract and retain our pipeline of female applicants and population of female employees. The first step of this initiative involves collaboration with the Society of Women Engineers (SWE).
SWE is the world’s largest advocate and catalyst for change for women in engineering and technology. Its core values — integrity, inclusive environment, mutual support, professional excellence, and trust — echo our own.
We have launched this effort by identifying “SWE champions” in each Syska office. These volunteers join SWE, attend local and national events, and familiarize members with Syska. We also sponsor chapter scholarships for students. SHAPE, in alignment with Syska’s commitment, will support and provide direction to our SWE champions as we continue to rollout the program. Together, we can enrich Syska’s talent base and internal strengths, while serving as a model for the industry at large.