The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists

OACETT Toronto West Chapter

OACETT's Toronto West chapter is the group of members living in Etobicoke, mostly working in the Greater Toronto Area. We run events to support our members, to advertise the association, and to promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to the general public.


Coming Events

Lean Manufacturing White Belt

When Saturday, January 26
Time 8:30am to 5:00pm
Where Viryl Technologies
Address 212 Norseman Street, Toronto, Ontario M8Z 2R4
Cost $180
Registration Eventbrite


This is a one-day interactive, hands-on, simplicity driven workshop that makes lean thinking and lean manufacturing principles easy to understand through a "learning by doing" simulation.

At the end of the workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the seven wastes
  • Determine 'value added' and 'non‑value added'
  • Describe the impact of facility layout and set-up time on production
  • Calculate takt time and describe a "pull" type control system

From Wikipedia: Takt time is the average time between the start of production of one unit and the start of production of the next unit, when these production starts are set to match the rate of customer demand.


  • Introductions & Icebreaker
  • Lean Principles
  • Basic Lean Concepts and Tools
  • Simulation

Who Should Attend

Those seeking an introduction to the philosophy, terminology and core tools of LEAN thinking. Suitable for everyone in an organization from senior leadership to front-line support staff.

Certificates will be given at the end of the session; which may be used for course fee reimbursement if your company offers training refunds.

Continuing Professional Development

Lean Manufacturing White Belt will count towards the OACETT CPD program as a full-day (6‑8 hours) informal/self-directed study under the Leadership/ Management category.

For supporting documentation, members are required to keep a copy of the certificate that will be given out at the end of the workshop and prepare a written summary of what you learned.

Contact information for general questions regarding OACETT CPD: Send an email to or call Elizabeth at 416.621.9621 x240.

More Events

Golf Tournament

We plan to hold our annual golf tournament some time in August. This is your chance to play golf and network with other OACETT members, and people affiliated with OACETT. Keep an eye on this space!

If you have an idea for an event, or you are willing to run something, please contact us.

2018 Executive

Chapter chair Derek Sommers and Secretary Albert Jansen are returning to college, so they have stepped down from their chapter positions. Vice Chair James Way has stepped in as chapter chair.

Position Executive Qualification
Chair James Way C.E.T.
Vice Chair   C.E.T.
Past Chair Howard Gibson C.E.T.
Treasurer Oskar-Arsen Martynyuk  
College Liason Jodi Dublin  
WIT Rep Emily Tomisch C.E.T.*

* The member holds this qualification, however, it is not necessary for this position.

Toronto Executive 2016

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