Ruth Devine crowned Skills Champion for industry contribution

Ruth Devine crowned Skills Champion for industry contribution

In recognition of her long-term commitment to industry skills development, Chair of The Electrotechnical Skills Partnership (TESP) Ruth Devine was named Skills Champion of the Year at the prestigious Enginuity Skills Awards.

The event, organised by not-for-profit skills organisation Enginuity, honours people across the country who are making a difference in the engineering and manufacturing sector. The Skills Champion Award in particular recognises those that are investing in long-term skills development and actively seeking to bring new skill sets into the sector while demonstrating the value that this brings.

Ruth, who is Managing Director of electrical contracting business SJD Electrical, impressed the judges with the time she dedicates to championing electrotechnical skills and encouraging more women into the sector. She takes on many voluntary roles focused on raising standards and improving the industry’s skills and she uses her voice to challenge stereotypes.

Alongside other posts including Chair of the ECA Skills Committee and member of the Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education Construction Route Panel, Ruth also works with local schools and colleges, speaks at national events to highlight the importance of inclusive behaviours and culture change and is an advocate for the importance of electrotechnical skills for a net zero future.

“We are absolutely delighted for Ruth, she has a real passion for improving skills across the sector and the commitment she shows to her voluntary roles whilst managing her very successful business is incredible,” said Carolyn Mason, Secretary of TESP. “TESP and its partners are all very proud and send many congratulations to her on this well-deserved recognition.“

Find out more about TESP here 

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