OACETT members have unique access to professional and career development. OACETT has forged numerous agreements with other associations and universities to offer more to members.
OACETT’s Record of Continuous Learning (RCL) is an electronic professional development program which allows members to document their important continuous learning activities. Continuous learning and skills development have become increasingly important for OACETT members to deal with today’s complex issues and rapidly changing technologies. In addition, employers in general require a method of evaluating professionals to determine that they possess the appropriate skills and expertise necessary to provide quality services. We are committed to continuous learning and supporting our members in their learning efforts and the RCL is an excellent tool for these purposes.
OACETT advocates on your behalf
OACETT works with government to advocate that regulations and legislation include technicians and technologists where appropriate. A number of regulatory initiatives now include certified members.
Find a job
Access CTEN, the Canadian Technical Employment Network. This national job bank gives OACETT members access to employers and jobs in Canada. It is popular among employers in the engineering technology sector who are looking for qualified job candidates. When you post your profile on the database, you’ll open doors to opportunities across the country.
Your professional association offers you opportunities to network with your peers in engineering technology. Many OACETT members have gained valuable professional contacts and even new work opportunities through their connections with others in their field.
Make connections with other engineering technology professionals by attending your local chapter events. Chapters list their upcoming activities in the InfOACETT section of The Ontario Technologist, on our website and through emails to chapter members.
National Accreditation of colleges
Technology Accreditation Canada (TAC), a new organization established by Technology Professionals Canada (TPC), of which OACETT is a founding partner, is poised to launch a pilot project in spring 2014 for a world class accreditation model for engineering technology programs across Canada.
Although it is a voluntary process, more and more colleges in Ontario are seeking national accreditation as a means of having their engineering technology programs readily recognized across the country. Graduates of programs that are not nationally accredited, and who wish to be certified, are assessed by OACETT on an individual basis.
You’ll read all about trends and issues in your field in The Ontario Technologist magazine, published six times a year.
Know what you’re worth
OACETT conducts the only comprehensive salary survey for Ontario engineering technicians and technologists. The survey provides invaluable information about your salary and career choices.
OACETT members have access to special deals on insurance (life, extended health, home, automobile and professional liability), hotels, clothing and much more!
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