The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists

Available CPD Courses/Activities

Available CPD Courses/Activities

Here are some continuing professional development opportunities that partner organizations have opened up to our members.

Building Enclosure Assessments NDT Equipment and Methodology Limitations (Lunch and Learn Technical Seminar)
February 20, 2019
Noon  -  2:00 pm
Sala San Marco | 215 Preston Street | Ottawa

REGISTER before February 18, 2019

Federal government guidelines for detailed building enclosure assessments specify the use of non destructive technologies (NDT) such as infrared thermography (IRT) as
preliminary methods to determine the location, scope and severity of both systemic as well as isolated problem areas. These tools provide vital information regarding
performance of insulation, air barrier and moisture management components of the enclosure that can lead to further focused destructive testing and building science

Many factors influence the quality of the collected data including equipment specifications, environmental conditions during inspections and specific performance parameters of assemblies and materials being tested. One generic inspection methodology may not always provide the information to detect relevant performance issues. Hence, the remedial actions to adequately deal with causal factors are negatively impacted.

Brian Hierlihy, BArch MBA OAA CAHP CIM MAPTI iiSBE, is an Associate with PTAH Consultants Inc., Architects. He is a member of the OAA and served on its Computer Graphics task force, Practice Ethics project, Practice Committee, and Heritage Conservation Roundtable. For five years he represented the RAIC and the Committee of Canadian Architectural Councils on the Advisory Board of the National Master Specification. He served on three NNRC committees. He is a member of the Association for Preservation Technology (APT) and served on its Board as a peer reviewer for the APTI Bulletin. He is a member of the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals and currently serves on its Board. He served as a Director for the Eastern Valley Heritage Foundation and Chair of the Spencerville Mill Restoration Committee. He is a member of the Strutt House Restoration Committee and the Board of the (architectural) Student Design Clinic. He was the first staff architect of the National Trust (of Canada). He has been the principal of his architectural practice since 1983. He is also a Sustainable Development TechnologyCanada 'Technical Expert' in advanced construction/material technologies.

Municipal Construction of Sewers and Watermains Using Microtunneling : Spots still available!
February 21, 2019
Mississauga Grand | 35 Brunel Rd | Mississauga
7:30 am to 5:00 pm

Non-Member $550 + 13% HST
CATT Member $700 + 13% HST


This one-day workshop will focus on the construction of municipal sewers and watermains using the Microtunnelling trenchless construction method. Over the past several years Ontario has grown from not using Microtunnelling to becoming a leader in North America for complex and challenging projects that include curved installations, and sea and lake outfalls. Microtunnelling construction benefits include: reduced risk during construction, large greenhouse gas emission savings, rapid out-of-sight and out-of-mind construction, and significant reduction in social and environmental costs. Attendees will learn from leading international and national industry experts on state-of-the art construction equipment, processes, design, construction risk mitigation, and quality control and quality assurance. In addition, local case studies will be presented to demonstrate how successful on-time and on-budget projects can be constructed locally. This is a workshop you will not want to miss and is held only once a year.

Register today! 

Manhole Assessment and Rehabilitation 
March 26, 2019
Mississauga Grand |35  Brunel Road | Mississauga
7:30 am – 5:00 pm

Non-Member $650 + 13% HST
CATT Member $475 + 13% HST

This workshop presents the inspection and trenchless rehabilitation methods for maintenance of holes. It addresses the growing problem of manhole deterioration. Inflow and infiltration solutions have been discussed extensively for sanitary and storm sewers. However, these measures may be limited if manhole chambers are neglected. Consequently, an increasing amount of attention has been paid to the rehabilitation challenges facing sewer maintenance holes. As in other aspects of the sewer systems where trenchless technologies are replacing excavation, this seminar will highlight the inspection and trenchless rehabilitation methods for maintenance holes.
Register today!

Project Management for Small - Medium Projects (1 day)
April 9, 2019
Guelph Chamber of Commerce
111 Farquhar Street | Suite 201 | Guelph, ON

Cost: $195.00 + $25.35 HST (includes learning materials, tools, templates and a light lunch)

We typically think of projects as being huge and costly initiatives but project management techniques can be scaled to any sized-project in order to successfully achieve the organization’s objectives.

This highly-interactive workshop will enable participants to understand foundational project management techniques and will allow the attendees to apply the tools and templates that will be introduced in this learning event. Case studies, exercises and discussions will be industry-based, therefore, professionals who work in onsite, decentralized wastewater environments will be able to immediately use the content that will be introduced in this workshop. Participants in this course will also have the opportunity to customize their templates and tools and use these in their jobs right away.

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Define the term “Project Management”
  • Gain an awareness of the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) 10 Knowledge Areas
  • Understand the Project Life Cycle
  • How to initiate projects
  • Define projects by phase
  • Manage Risks
  • Use tools to run effective meetings for your project team
  • Plan and schedule projects
  • Manage and Control your Ongoing Project
  • Close projects
  • Become aware of Continuous Improvement
  • Plan next steps in your Project Management career path
Presenter:  Andrea Chisholm, B.A.SC., PMP
Andrea is a Project Management Professional, consultant and trainer with over 25 years’ experience working in project driven environments.  She has extensive experience in project management processes gained from both the IT and engineering industries and provides her expertise as a consultant to companies in Project Management, Business Analysis, Business Development, Technical Support and Staff Training and Development.  Andrea has a BA.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and a Diploma in Civil Engineering Technology and her certifications include Project Management (PMP), Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL), Comp TIA A+ and Network.  Her specialty training areas include a wide range of project management and technical areas comprising Project Management, PMP Preparation and Certification, MS Project, MS Office, leadership and business skills.

Developing Cultural Diversity in Your Organization FREE
This is a series of 19 videos recorded by Lionel Laroche, one of Canada’s thought leaders on the topic of cultural diversity and immigrant integration. These videos are meant to help viewers understand the true nature of the challenges that culturally different people often experience when they work together. By analyzing how the way we were brought up impacts the way we think and communicate in the workplace, these videos help viewers pinpoint the root causes of the cross-cultural challenges they may experience and provides concrete, tried-and-tested solutions that viewers can implement immediately in their work. By combining insightful diagrams and humorous anecdotes, these videos help viewers see the perspective of others and realize that we can end up with profound misunderstandings even when everyone involved has the best intentions at heart. These videos are highly recommended to anyone who works in an organization where the company picture is diverse.  Check out the videos today!

LEAN Yellow and Green Belt Certifications in the GTA from QCDMS Consultants

About the Certification:
LEAN (Toyota & Honda Production System) certifications are in great demand, across multiple job sectors (Healthcare, Manufacturing, and Public Service). LEAN is simple, and yet it is the most powerful business improvement methodology available. Through LEAN you can engage yourself and your staff to challenge the status quo and improve your organization's performance. Come & learn how to improve your bottom-line and "how to do more with the same".

About the Events:
CJ from QCDMS Consultants (Charanjit ‘CJ’ Bawa, C.Tech. PMP, Black Belt Lean Coach & Change Agent) is conducting 5 LEAN Yellow Belt certification courses and 2 Green Belt certification courses in the next 7 months. After the training, you will be given the opportunity to visit a TOYOTA or HONDA plant (at no additional cost), to witness all the classroom lessons in action. To register or learn more follow the link above or email CJ at Be sure to inform CJ of your OACETT membership to receive a discount on your LEAN training.

Utility Infrastructure Awareness ONLINE
Ontario's Only Utility Infrastructure Awareness Education Solution 
Cost:  $113.00
  • Take Ownership of Your Safety
  • Reduce Utility Infrastructure Damages
  • Stay in Compliance
  • Increase Your Safety Culture
This e-learning program gives everyone involved on excavation projects the awareness and knowledge to stay safe and reduce utility infrastructure damages when excavating.  Instructions on how to register.

Worker Health and Safety Awareness in 4 Steps​ (offered by the Ministry of Labour)  FREE
This training introduces workers to the Occupational Health and Safety Act. It focuses on the health and safety rights and responsibilities of workers, supervisors and employers. It also serves as a general introduction to workplace health and safety.   Workers can use this free training program as one way to meet the minimum training required by the Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Training regulation. The program can be completed using the workbook or the eLearning module.

The Canadian Water Summit (CWS) and Canadian Water Resources Association (CWRA) are excited to announce “Water Week at Blue”, a collaboration of two of the nation’s premier water events. 

Week-long programming will include multiple plenary and individual sessions, tailored workshops, two awards banquets, a combined exhibition area, technical tours and field trips, a “Women in Water” brunch, policy leaders dialogue meeting, fun outdoor activities, and other engaging networking events: Student and Young Professional’s and delegate ice-breaker receptions, plus the annual general meetings for CWRA and affiliates. In addition to the broad reach of our collective partners, supporters, and media sponsors, the CWS/CWRA collaboration will leverage branches, affiliates, and programs across Canada that provide a national stage for informed water conversations.

Register today! Book your room!


7 Axioms of Value Creation (OACETT members receive a 30% discount; use code OACETT)

Gain the edge and learn about the code for success in today's disruptives times.   In his unique online training series Ian helps shape critical thinking concepts that prepare you for a future which is technology driven and approaching more rapidly than we could ever anticipate. Access this breakthrough learning in a convenient online format and learn from the comfort of your home or office. 

Presenter:  Ian Khan is the principal of FUTURACY Institute of Thought Leadership and was the speaker at OACETT's 2018 AGM and Conference:  CPD Session
He is a Technology Futurist featured on CNN, a Forbes Contributor, and the author of "7 Axioms of Value Creation".  Ian has been on the TEDx stage as a speaker three times. As a leadership author and trainer, he extensively tours globally and teaches his 7-Axioms of Value Creation methodology.  Ian  is also the host and creator of “Blockchain City”, a documentary capturing the adoption of Blockchain technology by cities worldwide.  An expert in Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence and the convergence of technology, he is a globally renowned technology expert and thought leader.

The following are included for $275:
  1. Introduction to the 7 Axioms of Value Creation Course (certificate issued on completion  (CPD approved for 2 hours under the leadership category)
  2. eCopy of the 7 Axioms of Value Creation (write a short summary after reading the eCopy (CPD approved for 2 hours under the leadership category)
  3. PowerPoint Presentation 
  4. Video of the CPD Session at the AGM (write a short summary on what was learned, or on the importance of emerging technology and how engineering and applied science technicians and technologists need to understand and action this change. (CPD approved for 2 hours under the leadership category)
  5. Introduction to Today’s Technology Power Era Video
Approved for one continuing professional development activity under the leadership/management category if completion of 1, 2, and 4.

SolidWorks Essential Training
This is a 5 days training program and participants will learn how to build parametric models of parts and assemblies, and create production drawings of the models. This program runs every month in Toronto or Cambridge.   Check out the dates.  

OACETT member will receive a 40%.  When registering online, put OACETT under the company section to receive the discount.
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