Background Continuing Professional Development, CPD during the career path is not a luxury invention. Everyone should have the right to a sound educational background and CPD in order to maintain and acquire skills to remain in the employment and manage the transitions in the labour market. Regardless of the fact that the Nordic region scores high in terms of innovation and new technology, the talent shortage is becoming a sad reality. And even though the engineers are in high demand, they also need to remain competitive and continue to learn. In the recent years, the discussions on CPD were also intensified by the observed tendency to prioritize the lowskilled workers assuming that the highly educated professionals would find their ways to succeed. In ANE we strongly believe that everyone should have the right to professional development op- portunities, and the dependence thereof upon categories and competence levels will only create a bigger divide. In order to investigate on engineers’ general opinion on CPD perspectives and to identify barriers hindering access to the CPD opportunities, the Association of Nordic Engineers, ANE has conducted a survey in the first half of 2018. The results of this survey are summarised in the report and are listed as policy recommendations, which we are glad to hereby present. The recommendations accentuate the need for more investment in CPD. Education and productivity go hand in hand, and the professional development should not depend on professional categories and skill levels. We must invest in everyone’s professional growth. When you invest in engineers, they invest in you!
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