Durham, OACETT launch free student membership pilot program


Durham College has partnered with the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) to conduct a six-year pilot program that evaluates the benefits of offering free memberships to engineering and applied science students. The pilot will track a single cohort over the course of their three-year degrees and for three years following graduation. The project’s objectives include determining if offering free student memberships to professional associations will increase engagement in the field. Learners will also take part in OACETT’s Professional Practice Exam during their studies, which will provide them with advanced standing in achieving their certification as a Certified Technician (CTech) or a Certified Engineering Technologist (CET).