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ACEC firms contribute to Generation E project

A number of consulting engineering firms are contributing to the success of the Generation-E project, an ACEC-led career awareness initiative on engineering aimed at young people. Some firms have made...

August 1, 2002   Canadian Consulting Engineer

A number of consulting engineering firms are contributing to the success of the Generation-E project, an ACEC-led career awareness initiative on engineering aimed at young people. Some firms have made senior staff available to take on leadership roles on the project’s Steering Committee, others have provided project information and personnel for the content of the Generation-E website, and nine firms have contributed seven, full computer systems as prizes for a national contest on the Web sites of MuchMusic and Musique Plus.

The Generation-E project, which is funded by Human Resources Development Canada, was created to address the challenges of attracting a broader cross-section of high school students to the engineering profession, and of assisting graduating university engineering students in making the transition from school to work. It takes a multi-media approach to demonstrating that engineering is an exciting, diverse and rewarding career choice as well as being important to society.

The Steering Committee leading the project represents a broad base of stakeholders in engineering, career counselling, career product development, student affairs and teaching. It is chaired by Mr John Boyd P.Eng. of Golder Associates while staff of SNC-Lavalin Group and Giffels Holdings are on the Steering Committee, as are representatives of the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers(CCPE).

The following firms have each provided one computer system for the national contest: ADI Group, Dessau Soprin, GENIVAR, Jacques Whitford, Stantec and Trow Consulting Engineers. The following three firms have come together to provided one computer system: Bouthillette Parizeau & associs, Groupe HBA experts conseils and Pageau Morel et associs.

ACEC is proud to announce it secured the presence of the leading management advisor to A/E/C firms, Frank Stasiowski, founder and president of PSMJ Resources Inc. for a half-day seminar on “Increasing Production and Profits without Increasing Payroll” at the 2002 ACEC Annual Convention.

Engineering firms today are faced with a strong assault on their profit margins due to increasing client demands, escalating labour costs, and a lack of adequate staff to meet their project schedules.

Firms must become smarter and more efficient while maintaining high levels of quality to meet client demand. Hear the current trends in profit margin and production efficiency, and discover methods and techniques for making improvements.

This is a golden opportunity to gain access to comprehensive business tactics for the A/E/C industry. Be sure to register soon, space is limited! Contact ACEC for a registration form or more information at 1-800-565-0569.

ACEC

130 Albert Street, Suite 616

Ottawa, Ontario

K1P 5G4

Tel. (613) 565-0569

Fax (613) 236-6193

www.acec.ca


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