Training and development
Market scenarios see Ansaldo STS involved in commercial, technological and managerial challenges that require organization and management actions, able to effectively steer corporate culture, to adapt the professional system and to update the competencies.In this context , managerial and specialist training has been and will be even more in the coming years an important way of valuing people and adapting their skills to the contexts that the market offers.
The function dedicated to training is Ansaldo STS Academy. It is a virtual meeting place for sharing cultures and knowledge, a professional networks where team spirit prevails.Its mission is to support customers, ensure the development of human resources and create efficiencies by ensuring high standards of training.
The Academy analyzes the overall training needs, developing training solutions that meet the real needs of people and business.The development of people working in Ansaldo STS is one of the "core value" of the company, so the Academy is committed to provide the training offer, maintaining and improving individual and collective skills for ensuring a continued success and encouraging adherence to the distinctive managerial values and behaviours.
The Ansaldo STS Academy's training offer includes the “Induction” project, addressed to new employees, managerial courses for developing talents, technical training on company’s products, courses for skills enhancement and technical expertise, paths for the development of teams efficiency and a Project Management Programme (PMP).
The training paths are organized on the basis of individual needs in order to create value and achieve excellence in the company.
The investment in training, which is also made in line with the initiatives promoted by the Corporate area of Finmeccanica, is developing through initiatives related to four main areas of issues:
- regulatory training;
- language training;
- managerial training;
- technical-specialist training.
These types of training are in part cross-sector, in that they are aimed at different targets, especially where they deal with the compliance with specific regulations and updates of common interest, and in part are specific to functions, where they are focused on developing specialist skills.
In addition the Group offers specifi c training initiatives dedicated to certain categories of the company’s workforce, such as executives, middle managers under development and young people with potential, ensuring paths functional to the career development or to the enhancement of the skills necessary to control the responsibilities linked to the role.
Below is a summary of the training hours broken down by Region of the Ansaldo STS Group, professional qualification and training categories:
|2011 training costs|
|Human rights and ethical aspects||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Technical and specialist training||145,499|
|TOTAL||657,379,00 ||484,353,00 |
|325,058,00 ||8,938,00 ||1,778,882 |
It should be stressed that the company attaches importance to the technical and specialist training in line with the corporate mission and, then, to the language training, largely due to the multiculturalism and internationalization of the company (which will continue to be a strategic activity in which ASTS will invest, also in terms of increasing international leadership and partnerships with multicultural teams).