Volunteer Roles
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Active Volunteer Roles

Application Advisor

ASET’s certification program is supported by trained staff and volunteers. Staff members serve as a resource to applicants. Staff answer questions about the application process and support volunteers who are working with applicants or assessing applications.

Application advisors support applicants in completing the competency summary component prior to review by a subject matter expert. The advisors specifically:
  • ensure applicants understand the requirements of the competency summary;
  • applicants gather and prepare work experience examples to include in the competency summary; and
  • provide technical advice in relation to competency summary indicators.

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Board of Examiners (Instrumentation)

The Board of Examiners (BoE) reviews the qualifications of applicants who have applied for C.Tech and C.E.T certification. BoE meetings are held on Saturdays either virtually or at the ASET office in Edmonton.

Volunteers must be certified ASET members in good standing (CPD up-to-date). These members will be asked to submit a resume/CV to be considered for positions on this Board. Successful nominees are forwarded to ASET Council for approval.
 

Edmonton  

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Mentor

Serving as a mentor in the mentoring program is an opportunity to form a mutually beneficial relationship with students, junior professionals and internationally trained ASET members who seek experience-based knowledge, guidance and career advice. Disciplines of interest include:

  • Instrumentation
  • Environmental (focus on Renewables Resources)

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PLAR Advisors

PLAR advisors support C.Tech. applicants who require technical assistance with their learning portfolios. The Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) is available to applicants seeking registration with ASET who have not graduated from an applied science, engineering or information technology program. It is also available for applicants who are unable to produce academic transcripts. The assessment demonstrates equivalency to the academic requirements of the C.Tech. designation. Disciplines of interest include:

  • Information Technology
  • Geological/Geophysical

Volunteers must be C.Tech., C.E.T., R.E.T., or P.Tech. members in good standing, with a minimum of five years of professional experience. Successful applicants must have no current open complaints of unprofessional or unskilled practice and no past discipline decisions from ASET or another professional regulatory body.

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PLAR Assessors

These volunteers serve as subject matter experts for the online review of C.Tech. Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) portfolios for applicants seeking registration with ASET through the assessment. Individuals who have not graduated from an applied science, engineering or information technology program, or who are unable to produce academic transcripts may complete the PLAR  to demonstrate equivalency for the C.Tech designation. Disciplines of interest include:

  • Information Technology
  • Geological/Geophysical

Volunteers must be C.Tech., C.E.T., R.E.T. or P.Tech. members in good standing. They must have a minimum of five years of professional experience, and no current open complaints of unprofessional or unskilled practice. Applicants must also have no past discipline decisions from ASET or another professional regulatory body on their record.

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Presenter - Student Outreach Program

Would you like to inspire the next generation of technology students to become ASET Members and to achieve professional certification? If so, we have a fantastic opportunity for you.

Each year, ASET delivers presentations to over 2,500 students enrolled in technology programs at Alberta’s Polytechnics - SAIT, NAIT, Lethbridge College and Red Deer College.

The purpose of these presentations is to:

  • Introduce ASET and the value of becoming a member.
  • Explain the requirements and pathways toward certification.
  • Provide an overview of professional ethics and the ASET Code of Conduct.

We’re looking for volunteers to represent and promote ASET membership to students enrolled in technology programs across Alberta. Due to COVID-19, these presentations will be delivered virtually during the 2021-2022 academic year.

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Special Projects - Construction Engineering Technology Certification Exam

ASET is seeking volunteers to assist with the development of a certification exam in the construction engineering technology discipline. This exam will be used to confirm that applicants for certification who have not graduated from an accredited program meet the minimum standards of competency in their discipline of practice.  

Volunteers have been working since 2013 to develop discipline-specific competency profiles and exams in the following areas:

Competency Profiles Exams
Architectural Technology  
Chemical Engineering Technology  
Chemical Science Technology  
Civil Engineering Technology Yes
Construction Engineering Technology In progress
Electrical Engineering Technology Yes
Electronics Engineering Technology Yes
Engineering Design and Drafting Technology Yes
Information Technology  
Instrumentation Engineering Technology Yes
Mechanical Engineering Technology Yes
Petroleum Engineering Technology Yes
Survey and Geomatics Technology  

 

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Subject Matter Experts for File Review (Board of Examiners)

Subject matter experts support the work of the Board of Examiners by conducting applicant file reviews. Subject matter experts review files electronically which allows for more flexibility in their duties. Disciplines of interest include:

  • Civil
  • Petroleum
  • Welding

To qualify for the position, an individual must be a C.Tech., C.E.T., R.E.T. or P.Tech. member in good standing, with a minimum of five years of professional experience.

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Technology Accreditation Canada Auditors

Technology Accreditation Canada (TAC) is looking for regulated members to perform audits. These audits determine whether educational programs in various provinces meet the profession’s approved standards and criteria. On behalf of TAC, auditors determine whether programs meet the profession’s standards, and receive national accreditation.

To serve in this role, an individual must be a C.Tech., C.E.T., R.E.T. or P.Tech. member with at least two years of experience within their discipline.

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Inactive Volunteer Roles

Ambassador Program - Event Assistant

ASET is seeking volunteers for the ASET Ambassador Program to assist the Program & Services Department by supporting staff and contractors as Event Assistants.

Volunteers must be an active member (Student, T.T., C.Tech., C.E.T., R.E.T., or P.Tech.) in good standing with no current open complaints of unprofessional or unskilled practice and no past discipline decisions from ASET or another professional regulatory body.

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Communications Advisory Committee

To advise and assist the ASET Communications team by providing advice and feedback on the communications portfolio, including messaging, scheduling and content collection.

Edmonton  

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