TORONTO, June 20, 2017 /CNW/ - The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) began a new era of leadership with the appointment of Greg Miller, C.E.T., CBCO, as its president on June 1, 2017.
In this new role, Miller will lead the Association's strategic efforts in certification practices, succession planning and membership growth, retention and education for the next two years.
He's made one of his top priorities the promotion of the valued C.E.T. (certified engineering technologist) and C.Tech. (certified technician) designations to millennials, who are the future of the Association.
"As boomers retire and more millennials enter the workforce, OACETT must adapt and innovate to maintain our relevance as the certifying body for engineering and applied science technicians and technologists in Ontario," said Miller. "This means as we move forward, we're going to increase our digital presence and maximize our social networking, building our connection with aspiring young professionals."
To better understand the most influential generation since the boomers, Miller has created a young professional task force to explore the millennial generation's outlooks and preferences relating to their professional association.
Beyond the millennials initiative, Miller and OACETT staff will start immediately providing governance support to the many new members on Council, equipping them with the tools, resources and training necessary to represent the more than 25,000 members across Ontario.
Miller has served on OACETT's Council for nine years and has been an active volunteer since 1999. He is the former vice-president of the Institute of Engineering Technology of Ontario, the certification and standards arm of the Association, and is now a voting member on Technology Professional Canada's Leadership Committee.
Miller is a graduate of Georgian College's civil engineering technology municipal program and is the chief building official for the Town of The Blue Mountains, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Town's Ontario Building Code program, and has over 18 years of experience in municipal building regulation and enforcement.
SOURCE OACETT - Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians & Technologists
For further information: Melissa Wood, Acting Director, Professional Affairs and Services, OACETT, [email protected], (416) 621-9621 ext. 266; Ontario Association of Certified Engineering, Technicians and Technologists, 10 Four Seasons Place, Suite 404, Toronto, ON M9B 6H7