ONTARIO ASSOCIATION OF CERTIFIED ENGINEERING TECHNICIANS AND TECHNOLOGISTS Did you know that, on average, certified members earn $16,000 more annually than non-certified technicians and technologists? Source: 2010 Salary Survey Who We Are • Your professional association • Provincial association of engineering technicians and technologists • Established in 1957 • 24,000 members and growing • An independent certifying body • 28 active chapters What We Do • Award professional designations C.E.T. (Certified Engineering Technologist) C. Tech. (Certified Technician) • 15 disciplines of engineering and applied science technology • Support the accreditation of engineering and applied science programs • Advocate on behalf of members and the industry at large Member Profile • 55% C.E.T., 25% C. Tech, 20% Associate members • Civil, electrical/electronics and mechanical are largest disciplines • 95% of members employed • Average cash compensation: $77,735 • 23% of members are internationally trained • Employment sectors: 26% consulting engineers & architects, 19% government, 12% energy, 8% construction & building, 7% transportation Strategic Partnership Program • A connection between OACETT and industry • Work collaboratively on issues, challenges and opportunities facing the industry • Allows partners to communicate with members and get involved with OACETT Strategic Partners OACETT is extremely proud to recognize the following companies as strategic partners Certification The Mark of Professionalism • The industry standard • Academic excellence • Discipline related work experience • Commitment to a code of ethics • Growing trend certification required by over 50% of employers • Global recognition Engineering & Applied Science Disciplines Bioscience Building Chemical Electrical Electronics Environmental Industrial Instrumentation Mechanical Civil Computer Geological Geomatics Mining Resources Road To Certification Application Process • Verifies academic and work experience • Determines discipline and designation Academic • Graduate from a full-time, post secondary engineering or applied science program or equivalent • 2 year program earns C. Tech designation • 3 year program earns C.E.T. designation Work Experience • 2 years within discipline required • Co-op may count towards requirement • Generally 1 year in Canada Road To Certification Professional Practice Examination • Multiple choice exam, consisting of three parts; Law, Ethics and Practice • Must earn a minimum 50% grade in each part to pass • May be written upon becoming an Associate Member Technology Report • Applicable to C.E.T. designation only • Two step process; 1) submit a Proposal, 2) upon approval, write and submit a Report Sheridan College • Nationally accredited programs Architectural Technician & Technology Chemical Laboratory Technician Chemical Engineering Technology Chemical Engineering Technology - Environmental Computer Engineering Technician & Technology Electromechanical Engineering Technician & Technology Electronics Engineering Technician & Technology Environmental Science Technician Mechanical Engineering Technician & Technology (Design and Drafting) Telecommunications Technology • Technology Report embedded in curriculum, meets OACETT requirement • Co-op counts 1 to 1, if supervised by P. Eng or OACETT certified member Membership Associate Member – Post Secondary Student • Must complete one year of a post secondary program in engineering or applied science technology • One time application fee of $50.00 plus HST • Annual dues – first year are waived, $50.00 plus HST each year in full-time program • Maintain Associate Member status up to 6 years while working towards certification Certified Member • Earned upon review and approval of all certification requirements What’s In It For You! Member Benefits Professional recognition • Use of C.E.T., C. Tech. designation Increased marketability • • • • Earning potential Network of 24,000+ members CTEN career site Designation is portable What’s In It For You! Member Benefits Professional and personal development • • • • The Ontario Technologist Salary Survey Continuous learning opportunities Leadership roles Save money • Affinity Program Win a Playbook! • Provide your name, email address & semester for a chance to win a Blackberry Playbook • Draw December 20th A Great Opportunity! • Join your professional association today • Immediate access to member benefits • Start networking and optimizing your marketability • Save over $325 in your first year Thank You OACETT Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists 10 Four Seasons Place, Suite 404 Toronto, ON, M9B 6H7 (416) 621-9621 www.oacett.org [email protected] Your Professional Association Working For You!