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ACEC engages with the Consulting Engineers of tomorrow! 

 
(ACEC President and CEO John Gamble presenting at the
CFES Congress in January 2018)

ACEC’s Student Outreach Program is off to a great start in 2018

By maintaining a strong commitment to Student Outreach ACEC is raising awareness of what consulting engineers do by showcasing their contributions to society in order to inspire students to consider consulting engineering as a career of choice.

 

CFES Congress

In January 2018 ACEC-Canada President and CEO John Gamble, and Communications and Marketing Specialist Christina Locmelis attended the CFES Congress hosted by Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS. The annual Congress, this year titled The Global Engineer, attracts more than 180 student leaders from over 50 different engineering schools. John Gamble delivered a presentation on Government Relations 101 alongside Engineers Canada’s Joey Taylor, Practice Lead, Public Affairs. This presentation was focused on the practice of government relations and how ACEC advocates on behalf of its member firms, it also gave insight as to how students can go about advocating to the governments. John also participated on 2 well received panels including The Future of Engineering and Diversity in Engineering.

In addition, ACEC participated and exhibited in the career fair portion of the event. The career fair was a bustling opportunity that allowed ACEC to engage with future engineers one-on-one. In addition to promoting consulting engineering as a career of choice ACEC also directed students to it’s Engineering Legacies website, geared towards those seeking information about the consulting engineering profession and other career resources.

 

Canadian Engineering Competition (CEC)

In March 2018 ACEC will also attend CFES’s annual Canadian Engineering Competition (CEC) hosted by Ryerson University in Toronto, ON. This event will bring together over 150 engineering students to engage in an innovative and creative competition. In addition to exhibiting at the career fair portion of this event, two ACEC delegates will also serve as judges during the Extemporaneous Debate competition.

 

ACEC Partnership with CFES

Annually contributing to, sponsoring, and attending these student events allows ACEC to raise awareness of what consulting engineers do by showcasing their contributions to society in order to inspire students to enter into the consulting engineering field once they graduate.

 

Additional Presentations:

(ACEC President and CEO John Gamble recording an online lecture for the Faculty of Engineering at Carleton University)

Recently John recorded an on-line lecture for a fourth-year professional practice course in the Faculty of Engineering at Carleton University. Titled Consulting Engineering The “Quality of Life” Business, served as an introduction to consulting engineering as well as provided links to ACEC’s student outreach website Engineering Legacies which features an informative video series, information about the field of consulting engineering, and useful links and tips for how to find a job in this field.

John was also featured as the keynote speaker at the Conference on Industry and Resources Queen’s University Engineering (CIRQUE) on February 3rd. He spoke about how technology and changing client demands within the field of engineering are creating a need to rethink value and a need for non-technical skills development as well.