THUNDER BAY – Confederation College students in the Electronic Engineering Technician/Technology programs have one more reason to celebrate the quality of education they receive. These programs have achieved national accreditation and are recognized by the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (CCTT) and the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB).
What this means for graduating students is they meet nationally recognized criteria including constant curriculum review and approval. Graduates are eligible for certification by CCTT’s provincial constituent members after several years of relevant work experience providing for national recognition and transferability of skills.
National accreditation is an evaluation service of applied science and engineering technology programs offered at educational agencies in Canada. It is a voluntary process whereby a program is examined and assessed for the purpose of identifying whether it meets the profession’s approved standard and criteria. National accreditation provides a third party, non-governmental auditing mechanism, independent of the educational system. The status of which is subject to periodic review.
“Although we know our programs meet or exceed provincial ministry standards, third party recognition of the program enables graduates to pursue gainful employment across the country,” says Joe Vieira, Dean of Aviation, Trades and Technology. “We are extremely pleased to be one of the few schools in Ontario that have achieved this accreditation.”
113 students combined are currently enrolled in the Electrical Engineering Technician/Technology programs at Confederation College with over 30 scheduled to graduate this year.
Confederation President, Pat Lang, attributes the quality of the institution and the commitment to high standards as the means in which the college was able to achieve this milestone. “In addition to being great teachers, our faculty is extremely well educated and skilled in their individual areas of expertise. The quality of our programming is second to none and although we know that we are graduating a quality workforce each and every year, it is satisfying to see a recognized third party acknowledge our efforts.”