Technology Accreditation Canada: The Sole Accrediting Body in Canada
15, Nov, 2019
Technology Accreditation Canada (TAC) and Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (CCTT) announce today an agreement to integrate the accreditation services provided by Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB) with those of TAC.
Under the agreement, TAC will become the sole national accrediting body for Canada’s engineering technology and applied science profession and assume responsibility of all CTAB accredited programs effective today. In consultation with CTAB customers to ensure a seamless transition, the CTAB accredited programs will be converted to the TAC accreditation model within a three year period.
As a result of the integration, Certified Technicians and Technologists Association of Manitoba and four member provinces of CCTT; Island Technology Professionals, TechNova, New Brunswick Society of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists and The Association of Engineering Technicians and Technologists of Newfoundland and Labrador, will join TAC as members.
“We acknowledge CCTT member provinces and CTTAM for their vision and leadership to integrate accreditation services”, commented Peter Portlock, TAC Board of Directors Chair. “This development creates a unique opportunity for TAC to partner with more institutions to support the delivery of the highest quality education to their students, which meets the standards of the engineering technology and applied science profession.”
The integration results in TAC managing 155 accredited programs, with a trained pool of over 200 auditors. TAC will work with provincial regulators and the International Engineering Alliance, through CCTT, to provide national and international recognition of graduates of all national accredited programs.
“It is a time of significant stakeholder alignment, a time in which national accreditation has transitioned to a best practice; and particularly, in Alberta”, expressed ASET President Don Wilson. “Technology Accreditation Canada will best serve students, educators, and employers of applied science/engineering technology graduates in our province”.
“On behalf of the National Council of Deans of Trades and Technology, we salute the hard work and dedication to student success shown by the integration of TAC and CTAB”, pronounced Michael Sendbuehler, Dean, Faculty of Science and Technology, CEGEP Vanier College and NCDATT Past-President.
Left to right: Kim Pickett, C.E.T., L.E.T., OACETT President; Steve Oszust, C.Tech., TPS President; Donald Wilson, C.E.T., ASET President; Sarah Campden, C.Tech., RTMgr, ASTTBC President; Marea O’Halloran, C.E.T., ITP Vice President; Charles Boucher, P.Tech., NBSCETT President; Stephen Badcock, A.Sc.T., AETTNL President; Mike MacLean, C.E.T., TechNova President; Peter Portlock, Chair, TAC Board of Directors; and Andrew Procca, C.E.T., CTTAM President
ASET President Donald Wilson receiving the TAC membership certificate from TAC President Peter Portlock
Left to right: ASET CEO Barry Cavanaugh, TAC President and Special Advisor to ASET Council Peter Portlock, ASET President Donald Wilson, and ASET First Vice President Ray Wilkinson
Through accreditation, TAC is committed to partnering with educational institutions to ensure students receive a quality education that meets the standards of Canada’s engineering technology profession. For more information about TAC or how to apply for accreditation, please visit technologyaccreditation.ca.
CCTT advocates on behalf of Canada’s technology profession through the promotion of professional certification, the advancement of national technology standards, national and international mobility, and national accreditation through the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board. For more information visit cctt.ca.
Richard Stamper, Executive Director
Technology Accreditation Canada
t: 416-847-1016, ext. 254