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election
FOR COUNCILLOR
Nikita Arora
C.E.T., BTech., EDDT
NIK ITA ARORA has a bachelor of technology degree from
the Memorial University of Newfoundland with a university
medal for academic excellence. She also has an honours
diploma in engineering design and drafting technology
from NAIT. Nikita has been a C.E.T. with ASET since 2013
and has 12 years of work experience in engineering and
technology. She started her career with WorleyParsons
(now Worley) Edmonton and gained solid experience in engineering,
procurement, and construction services within
the oil, gas and mining industry worldwide.
Over the past eight years, Nikita has worked at the City of
Edmonton in progressive roles. Starting as an engineering
technologist, she eventually progressed to a team lead of
the Vendor Management Office. From 2016 until 2021, she
taught several semesters at NAIT as contract instructor,
preparing adult learners for careers in technology. In an engineering
technology program, she taught descriptive geometry,
manual drafting and electrical design. She has also
taught design software such as AutoCAD and MicroStation.
Nikita serves the community through expansive volunteering.
At NAIT, she participates in the engineering design technology
program advisory committee and attends academic technical
report presentations. As an auditor-in-training with Technology
Accreditation Canada, Nikita works to ensure quality
education is provided in Canada. As a member of Emergency
Support Response Team (ESRT), she supports operations of
the ESRT led by the City of Edmonton. Recently, in an ESRT
team lead role, Nikita supported evacuees fleeing wildfires in
Alberta and the Northwest Territories. Nikita is additionally involved
in multiple union positions. She currently operates as a
shop steward, bylaw committee member, and community relations
committee member in her civic service union.
These roles and her other duties have given her extensive
experience and training in skills like leadership, communication,
procurement, negotiation, vendor governance,
business reporting, and continuous improvement, to name
a few. She has also undertaken project management and
benchmarking exercises, engaging with multi-disciplinary
teams and municipalities across Canada. This has provided
her experience with coaching, mentoring, and business
processes, among other things. As a results-driven professional
with extensive experience, she has led, managed,
and successfully executed large, complex, groundbreaking
and politically sensitive projects.
If elected, Nikita will work to expand the membership and
provide more benefits. She aims to open more doors for the
membership by building strategic ties with institutions offering
graduate programs.
" It will be beneficial to the membership if ASET partners
with more academic institutions that can grant credits to
prospective students by recognizing ASET designations, "
she says. Furthermore, " ASET can also consider working
together with other professional associations, such as the
supply chain and project management institute, to discuss
opportunities for our membership. "
Nikita's other key focus would be to ensure there is sufficient
clarity on the independent scope of work that technologists
can undertake, educating on the work of technologists, and
clarifying the scope of an engineering technologist versus a
technologist. She will explore ways to encourage more students
in the ASET disciplines, including information technology,
to pursue ASET membership designations. She would
work with academic institutions to encourage students to
obtain ASET membership and a career in the field. Nikita will
work to deepen market presence, steer further engagement
and marketing, and build a stronger membership network
and social media presence. She would focus on improved
governance and branding of the association, a trademark of
technologists that plays a vital role in improving the perception
of technologists in the engineering and technology world.
Nikita holds a positive attitude and has a passion for being
accountable,
flexible, dependable, open-minded, professional,
fair and ethical. She is dedicated to making significant
contributions to the community, improving quality of
life and providing a better place to live for all.
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