OACETT’S Provincial Honours & Awards program recognizes and honours outstanding contributions made by individuals and organizations whose work has had a major impact on the Association, the engineering and applied science technology field, and their communities, in twelve (12) award categories. Please view the booklet for all the selection criteria.
Nominations are now open for the 2025 Awards.
The categories include the following:
The award is granted to a member who has served the Association for many years in an exceptional manner. This is the highest honour that the Association can accord a member. Life Membership permits the member to retain his or her title of certification for life without the further payment of annual membership dues.
The award is granted to a non-member who has made a significant contribution to the building of the Association, to the fulfilment of its objectives, or to the development of the profession of engineering/applied science technology. This is the highest honour that the Association can accord a non-member. Honorary membership entitles the honouree to enjoy the general benefits of membership without paying annual membership dues. It does not permit the honouree to hold him or herself out as being a practising certified technician or certified engineering technologist.
Technological activities for which this award could be given might include:
The award is granted to a member or non-member who has made a significant contribution to the training and education of engineering/applied science technicians and technologists. It recognizes a sustained record of teaching excellence over many years, and not for one specific year or singular accomplishment.
Activities for which this award may be given include:
This award is named to honour and perpetuate the memory of Blake H. Goodings, P.Eng., C.E.T. It recognizes that the most enduring legacy of Blake’s enormous contribution to the OACETT is the certification program in all its dimensions.
The award is granted to a member or non-member who has:
a) Rendered long and distinguished service to the registration activities of the Association, or
b) In the wider community, made a significant and definable contribution that impacts upon and benefits the Association’s registration, accreditation or certification process.
This award is granted to a member to recognize outstanding voluntary service within the wider community. While the service performed does not necessarily have to be of a technology-related nature, his or her professional status/occupation as a technician or technologist is still publicly recognized, thereby bringing added admiration and respect to the profession.
Recognition of past service or outstanding accomplishments by an organization, or in the wider community in general, would be a major factor in assessing the nominee’s contribution. Length of volunteer service in itself would not qualify for the award.
The award is granted to deserving students (members and non-members) enrolled in the second or third year of an engineering technology or applied science diploma or degree program at one of the Ontario community colleges at the time of nomination, who have demonstrated one or more of the following:
Outstanding volunteerism in the engineering technology and applied science fields.
Outstanding volunteerism within the wider community.
Dedication to the mentorship of peers in either a learning or volunteer environment.
The award is granted to an individual to recognize their authorship of an outstanding feature-length article, paper, or work published during the relevant year. Whether published by the Association itself or by another public communications medium, the work could have been completed singularly or in concert with others.
The award is intended to recognize members' accomplishments; however, consideration will also be given to work completed by a group that includes a member. This award is confined to technologically related material that is considered deserving of recognition by the Association.
The Chapter Awards are presented during the Welcome Night Reception during the Annual Conference & Gala.