2022JUN09

Initiatives established for refugees who are engineering technology professionals

The Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET) has established two initiatives to help engineering technology professionals who are refugees from war-torn countries like Ukraine to establish their careers locally. The professional self-regulatory organization for engineering technologists and technicians in Alberta, representing 16,000 members with 300 in Red Deer, says it is making it easier for these individuals to earn their professional designations and find work in their field without having to return to school.
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Alberta program helps Ukrainian nationals work in their homeland career

Refugees that have knowledge about engineering technology are getting some major help from an Alberta group in that career field. The Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET) has waived all application fees for those with refugee status. It also has a competency-based assessment program that helps foreign-trained refugees and newcomers become certified and qualify for work in their field locally without having to return to school to earn Canadian credentials.
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Career hurdles cleared for refugees

It’s easier than ever for refugees from Ukraine and other war-torn countries who had been trained as engineering technology professionals in their home countries to work in their field in Alberta without having to return to school. The Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET) is leading the way by waiving all application fees for refugees seeking to become members and attain their professional designations, such as certified engineering technologists.
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