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Project Will Help International Engineering Technicians Get Work in Ontario

A new project to help remove barriers to employment for international engineering technicians and technologists has been launched by the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT), the Centre for Language,...


April 1, 2004
By MRO Magazine

A new project to help remove barriers to employment for international engineering technicians and technologists has been launched by the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT), the Centre for Language, Training and Assessment (CLTA) and Ontario’s Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

The program is called Options: Choosing the Optimal Route to Success for Internationally Trained Professionals in the Field of Engineering/Applied Science Technology.

With its partners, OACETT will offer internationally educated engineering technicians and technologists services in certification preparation, language and communication training, and employment preparation, to help them continue their careers in Ontario.

“Helping international applicants meet the requirements for certification is another way OACETT protects the public by ensuring that applicants meet the education, experience and ethical standards of the profession,” says Angela Shama, P.Eng., C.E.T., executive director of OACETT.

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An investment of more than $1.5 million will be made in the project over the next 2-1/2 years. It’s part of a provincial initiative worth more than $4 million to strengthen bridge training programs for internationally trained individuals in engineering, teaching and health care.

OACETT and Ontario’s Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities have also developed a comprehensive web-based fact sheet at www.oacett.org to help internationally educated engineering technicians and technologists understand how their skills fit Ontario standards. For more information, call 416-621-9621.