The Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (CCTT) and Technology Accreditation Canada (TAC) announce today an agreement to integrate the accreditation services provided by Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB) with those of TAC.
Under the agreement, TAC will become the national accrediting body for Canada’s engineering technology and applied science profession and assume responsibility of all CTAB accredited programs effective today. In consultation with CTAB customers to ensure a seamless transition, the CTAB accredited programs will be converted to the TAC accreditation model within a three-year period.
Through this integration, the Certified Technicians and Technologists Association of Manitoba and four member provinces of CCTT; Island Technology Professionals, TechNova, New Brunswick Society of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists and The Association of Engineering Technicians and Technologists of Newfoundland and Labrador, will join TAC as full members.
“This is a fantastic day for students, educational institutions and industry”, remarked Sean Piercey, Chair of CCTT. “One unified accrediting body best serves the interests of all stakeholders related to the profession, particularly as it provides a pathway for national and international recognition for graduates of accredited programs”.
“We acknowledge CCTT member provinces and CTTAM for their vision and leadership to integrate accreditation services”, commented Peter Portlock, TAC Board of Directors Chair. “This development creates a unique opportunity for TAC to partner with more institutions to support the delivery of the highest quality education to their students, which meets the standards of the engineering technology and applied science profession.”
The integration of CTAB with TAC brings together 155 accredited programs, with a trained pool of over 200 auditors. TAC will work with provincial regulators and the International Engineering Alliance, through CCTT, to provide national and international recognition of graduates of all national accredited programs.
“On behalf of the National Council of Deans of Trades and Technology, we salute the hard work and dedication to student success shown by the integration of CTAB and TAC”, pronounced Michael Sendbuehler, Dean, Faculty of Science and Technology, CEGEP Vanier College and NCDATT Past-President.
Through accreditation, TAC is committed to partnering with educational institutions to ensure students receive a quality education that meets the standards of Canada’s engineering technology profession. For more information about TAC or how to apply for accreditation, please visit technologyaccreditation.ca.
CCTT advocates on behalf of Canada’s technology profession through the promotion of professional certification, the advancement of national technology standards, national and international mobility, and national accreditation through the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board. For more information visit www.cctt.ca.