The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists

Young Professionals Committee

Established in 2018, the OACETT Young Professionals Committee (YPC) is a diverse group targeting OACETT members 35 years of age and younger. The committee works on initiatives and recommendations to meet the needs of OACETT’s young professionals, including strengthening member engagement and recruitment through helping to implement social and advocacy programs and strategies.

T_Rohmann.png“Younger members feel more valued, gaining a voice and building their relationship with OACETT through YPC activities. They are also connecting more with peers, mentors, and other professionals and gaining soft skills helpful in boosting their careers.”

– Ontario Technologist magazine, September/October 2020 edition




YPC initiatives to-date
  • Creation of a best practices guide for chapters. This guide provides chapters with engagement tools to encourage students and young professionals to get involved with their local chapter.  
  • Formal recognition of 10 years of membership. 
  • Subsidization of student membership at the chapter level. 
  • The formation of an award recognizing up and coming members.
  • Chapter outreach to build recognition for YPC and their initiatives. 
YPC Events
  • Young Professionals Town Hall Event –  Fall 2021
  • Young Professionals Summer Event – 2021 (Stay tuned!)
  • 10-year pin events in the Western, Central, and Eastern regions (to resume in-person in 2022)
 
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“We are an inclusive group that is always interested in the ideas of young professional members and more experienced members.”

Ontario Technologist magazine, September/October 2020 edition
 




Do you have something you would like to share with the YPC?  Please email ypc@oacett.org.
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