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For councillor

For councillor

Divyeshkumar
Patel,

Norman
Villeneuve,

C.E.T.

C.E.T.

THERE IS A QUANTUM of well-educated and experienced

immigrants coming from all over the world in Alberta, Canada
for making careers in their own professional field. Alberta is
home for all kind of industries and especially for the oil and
gas sector. The main issue is all immigrants are not able to
get the work in their profession with respect to their skills
and experience because they are not able to recognize their
education and experience, and they don't have Canadian work
experience while all industries expecting local experience.
I want to continue volunteering to deliver presentations
to new immigrants about ASET, so candidates are aware
of the application process, and we can create and deliver
presentations/knowledge sessions about our PPE &
certification exam, available material, course content etc., so
candidates receive the support to pass the exam which helps
them to receive designations from ASET.
We have the opportunity to create more awareness towards
all industrial organizations regarding our process of giving
designations, and the authenticating process of evaluating
education and experience - from this, we can create
assurance in industrial organisations to consider candidates
with designations from ASET.
I can be more involved in giving presentations at events/
summits/industrial fair etc., where multiple number of
employers are available and explain our designations, our
careers posting page etc.
From this way, we can create interest in industrial
organizations about ASET Council and their designated
members and help newly immigrants to recognize their skills
and education and help them to connect them with industry
for getting work.

WITH OVER 32 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE as a technologist,
I am currently working with Stantec Engineering. With a
background in Architectural Technology, I am called upon
for Architectural, structural, industrial projects and project
management for many clients.

With almost 32 years of experience as a CET in Alberta, working
with fellow technologists, engineers, architects, and project
managers, I bring my multifaceted perspective of working in
harmony with other regulated professions. As a project manager,
I bring extensive expertise in integration between technologists
and other professionals. The ASET Council is expected to tackle
a myriad of issues soon, and as a Councillor I need to see the
plan and prioritize the key issues affecting our profession such
as self-regulation and expanded scope of practice.
The most important issue affecting ASET today is our
continued efforts to maintain self-regulation. 
Technologists are imbedded into every area of industry:
industrial construction, oil & gas, mining, residential and
commercial, etc., and it is the job of ASET to ensure selfregulation continues. Technologists are indeed the subject
matter experts on their profession and we need to convince
the Government of Alberta, who owns the Engineering
Professions Act, that we should remain their gatekeepers.
Another issue dominating the narrative is the need to expand
our scopes of practice. Increasingly, technologists are called
to run projects or operations, because of their great wealth
of knowledge and experience. And ASET is doing a great job
of defining this scope. But with great power comes great
responsibility, of course, therefore I am a strong supporter of
proving we can expand our scope of practice and at the same
time absorb the required liability exposure that comes with it. 
I am very proud of our profession and of our practitioners
so I expect they will welcome the added liability if it means
we can further enrich our careers. Our colleagues in the
engineering and architecture professions are a great example
on how technologist can structure the profession. I think that
being a Councillor of ASET will allow me to lend my skills while
working closely with self-regulation and expanded scope of
practice, both essential to our success.

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