The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists
Message from your Chapter Chair

Welcome to the Near North Chapter.

Our Chapter encompasses from the Severn River in the south, to Temagami in the north and from Mattawa in the east, to Verner in the west.
Our three primary population centres are the City of North Bay, the District of Muskoka and Parry Sound District.

The Near North Chapter currently has approximately 440 members with:
   - 65% of the Members located in close proximity to North Bay;
   - 35% of the Members residing in Muskoka and Parry Sound;
   - 72% of Members Certified;
   - 9% of Members Female.
Membership disciplines by predominance are:
Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Environmental, Building Science and Bio-Technical.

Annual Professional Networking Activities and Events include:
   - PEO / OACETT Engineering Day Symposium  in January;
   - Near North Chapter ACM in April;
   - PEO / OACETT Annual Spring Fling to benefit Community Living North Bay in May; 
   - Representation at the OACETT Provincial AGM in June. 
Outreach, Engagement and Professional Development Opportunities include:
  - First Robotics Competitions;
  - National Engineering Month Events in March;
  - Local Science Fairs;
  - Industry and Facility Tours;
  - CPD Sessions.

Please consider becoming an active participant on the Chapter Executive and help lead OACETT’s engagement in the Near North.
I encourage you to contact me with your Event Suggestions (both Social and Professional), CPD Opportunities and any Questions or Comments you may have.
I look forward to meeting you at a Near North Chapter event or function this year and
I am always available to be reached @

Thank you,
Sean Wilson, C.E.T.
Near North Chapter Chair
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  Chapter Activities, Networking Events, CPD Sessions and Information Updates.
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