ASET Technology Alberta Winter 2023 - 10

MESSAGE FROM THE CEO
Reflections on the past year
Barry Cavanaugh
AS 2023 DRAWS TO A CLOSE , we reflect on where
ASET stands, how far we've come, what our hundreds of
volunteers and leaders have accomplished. The professions
we represent have continued to provide a greater and
greater participation in the everyday life of Albertans, serving
our needs in everything from homes, roads, rail lines
and bridges construction, to electrical power services, to
safe and lifegiving water in our communities, to the fuels
which heat our homes and support our mobility. We could
go on and on, describing the work and leadership of our
thousands of technologists and technicians. The crux of it is
that in their hundreds of essential occupations, they provide
enormous and largely unsung contributions to the welfare
and strength of our society.
As we consider all that ASET members
give to the province, we reflect on
the support for our technicians and
technologists, and the profession, from
hundreds and hundreds of employers -
large and small. These employers know
the high value that ASET members
bring and support the independent
work and leadership they supply.
We celebrate the thousands of professional engineers who
recognize the capability of ASET members for their original
and independent work: the modern reality of engineering
work in a team, in a consulting engineering firm, a large
petrochemical company, a geomatics firm, a manufacturing
company - all places where we find technologists and engineers
- distinct professions yet working in teams and side
by side for the good of the people of Alberta.
We celebrate the support and encouragement of municipalities
in the province, large and small. We celebrate as well
their recognition of the important place technology professionals
have in leading and overseeing projects and making
our towns, counties and cities what they are. Water and
wastewater, transportation and roads, light and power, our
members maintain the needs of people every day.
This year, the Professional Governance Act was introduced
in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta. It intends to provide
for the regulation of several major professions which have
to date been self-regulated under specific statutes for their
professions, such as ours - the Engineering and Geoscience
Professions Act. The province has still not passed the
Professional Governance Act, although it has had second
reading and is expected to be passed in the Fall Session. It
might be described as an " umbrella " Act, to make the regulation
of those several professions to which it relates more
consistent with the wider approach to professions in Alberta.
The individual professions will be dealt with via a specific
regulation for each of them in this new act. From this, each
will have set out in a broad form the scope of practice of the
profession, and the powers and roles of both the profession
and its self-regulatory body, such as ASET.
In 2007, the Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act
made several revisions to the regulation of professional engineers
and geoscientists, and for the first time recognized
engineering technologists as an equal and independent
profession in the law. While the Engineering and Geoscience
Professions Act has deficiencies, that recognition was
important both to the profession and to the public. In the
intervening sixteen years, ASET has demonstrated its ability
to regulate the practice of engineering technologists and
technicians. It has even been recognized nationally among
the profession as a leader, developing national standards
and examinations now shared by the other provinces. We
have demonstrated the abilities of the profession through a
joint board with APEGA to permit the practice of engineering
by the Professional Technologist (Engineering). This professional
is basically an experienced Certified Engineering
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