Emilee Kaupp, C.E.T.

Emilee Kaupp, C.E.T. 

Emilee Kaupp enrolled into the civil engineering technology diploma at Lethbridge College in the fall of 2012. On completing her first year, she landed a summer job with Associated Engineering Alberta Ltd. in Lethbridge. There she gained ample experience to carry her through her second year of college.

After graduating in 2014, Emilee got a full-time job with Associated Engineering Alberta Ltd. in Lethbridge. Since then, she has gained experience in project management, design and construction on a variety of project phases. Her construction experience has given her a practical understanding of implementing design concepts.

Emilee has been a registered C.E.T. since 2017. She has worked on numerous land development and municipal projects in and around Lethbridge. Emilee is a hard worker with a natural proficiency for leadership. She volunteers on the CANstruction Lethbridge board. CANstruction is an excellent event that showcases the city’s design and construction talent, while feeding hungry families. Emilee also leads the Associated Engineering Lethbridge Young Professionals group to promote business development to employees with less than ten years of experience.

Emilee brings a young female perspective to ASET Council. With this outlook she’s able to assist with inclusion as it relates to both gender and generation. Being located in Lethbridge, Emilee brings southern Alberta experience from the consulting industry, as well as the education sector.

If elected as second vice president, Emilee has outlined a number of strategies she would take to strengthen the association and better serve its members:

“In Alberta there are more registered professional engineers than registered engineering technologists. Generally, most technical workplaces include a greater number of technologists than engineers. Clearly, not all individuals working in the engineering technology field are registered members of ASET.

A current challenge facing ASET is to increase the number of registered engineering technologists. With a significant majority of registered members, ASET can then increase respect with government and other professional bodies and be recognized and trusted even more by employers.

Addressing this challenge will require several approaches to increase public awareness of ASET and the value proposition for members and employers alike. First ASET volunteers could visit high schools, and share the multiple career paths that can be taken for C.E.T.s. The association can also be more active promoting the benefits of a membership to college students. Technology Accreditation Canada and colleges could be approached to include Professional Practice Exam preparation in the diploma curriculum, to raise student awareness of ASET.

A mentoring program to assist technologists-in-training to complete their application documentation for successfully meeting certification requirements can be established. Further, employers should be encouraged to support registered members by making ASET membership a requirement for employment.

ASET could initiate a public relations campaign to increase exposure and public awareness of the value technologists provide. The campaign can include promotion on social media platforms, consistently contacting current members with new information and facts regarding the association and membership.”


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