Water and Wastewater training

Young Leaders Mentorship Program – Mentors Needed

October 27, 2016 • Written by

CTTAM’s Young Leaders Committee has developed a mentorship program. This program will help facilitate the progression from post-secondary education into the engineering technology industry by mentoring students and new graduates in career development and opportunities available post-graduation.

For more information regarding the mentorship program, please click here. If you are interested in becoming a Mentor for the upcoming term (December 2016 to April 2017), click here for the Mentor application. Please note that the deadline for applications is Wednesday, November 16, 2016.

This is a great opportunity to help CTTAM’s young professionals.

Mentor applicants must meet the following requirements for consideration:
• Must be a certified member in good standing with CTTAM (C.E.T., A.Sc.T., or C.Tech.)
• Must have a minimum of four (4) years of experience in the engineering technology industry
The role and responsibilities of a Mentor includes, but are not limited to:
1. Willingly and openly communicate and provide honest and constructive feedback to their Mentee(s) and to CTTAM Mentorship Program organizers
2. Encourage and guide their Mentee(s) to recognize, develop, and achieve their career goals
3. Advise their Mentee(s) regarding career paths and technical development opportunities within the engineering technology industry.
The success of the Mentorship Program is contingent on active involvement, and we hope that you consider participating.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at YLC@cttam.com.
Michael Turko, C.E.T. & Michelle Amigo, C.E.T.
Young Leaders Committee

Happy 50th Anniversary CTTAM!

November 10, 2015 • Written by

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The role of Engineering Technologist may have existed for years but its title and recognition is not as old as you may think. In fact in Manitoba, the Engineering Technologist has only been around for 50 years.
October 28th, 1965 was the day Engineering Technologists were finally recognized in Manitoba through the emergence of MANSCETT (Manitoba Society of Certified Engineering Technicians & Technologists) now known as CTTAM (Certified Technicians & Technologists Association of Manitoba). Fifty years later, technologists, technicians, engineers, and professionals celebrated this achievement with grace and in style.

Friday night’s Young Leaders Mentorship Program Launch was held at the Journey to Churchill exhibit at the Assiniboine Park Zoo. The polar bears swam, the seals played, and the humans talked, ate, and enjoyed themselves immensely. The CTTAM Young Leaders presented the Mentorship Program that will match experienced CTTAM members with engineering technology students as they navigate through their education, co-op work terms, and careers.

Saturday evening’s Gala dinner was delicious as we sat under the wings of vintage aircraft that had been built, designed, and/or flown by Canadians and Canadian companies. This has been a powerful weekend where students, graduates and College staff, and industry partners spent the evening as colleagues and mentors discussing all types of subject matter.

It was noted that 1/3 of the attendees at the Gala are currently students at Red River College. and another 1/3 of those attending are past graduates of Red River College. It was evident that Red River College contributes a large number of Engineering Technologists to Manitoba. Thanks to the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (CCTT), the national affiliate to CTTAM, RRC’s engineering technology programs recognized throughout the country as providing high quality professionals ready to contribute to their professions in a meaningful and lasting way.

They say there are six degrees of separation in knowing everyone in the world and in Winnipeg, it may only be one or two! One way to know everyone in your industry will be to be part of at least one industry-based association and for Engineering Technologists that should include CTTAM.

Happy 50th anniversary CTTAM and congratulations to all past and current CTTAM members for 50 years of growth, strength and leadership!

Contributor – Shari Bielert, Chair of Civil Engineering Technology, CTTAM member since 1997.

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Red River College has a strong partnership with CTTAM
Engineering Technologists (RRC makes them, CTTAM gets them recognized)

WCA Education Program Schedule 2015-2016

September 23, 2015 • Written by

Ladies and Gentlemen,

It’s that time of the year again!

The Winnipeg Construction Association is now offering a wonderful selection of Education Courses for 2015-2016 calendar year. Whether you’re new to the industry, or you simply want to sharpen and refresh your skills – these courses will help you do both! Available courses cover a wide variety of industry-related topics ranging from how to write effective construction bids and reports all the way to navigating the building permit process.

Don’t delay. Space is limited. Sign up by emailing Tammy Harper at tvharper@rrc.ca

WCA Education Program Schedule 2015-2016








Water and Wastewater Certification Spring Training is scheduled

October 2, 2014 • Written by

The Spring courses for water and wastewater certification have  been scheduled. Check out the link for details. If you need more info, Louise will help you out at lowood@rrc.ca.

W-WW Course Announcement Spring 2015

Onsite septic system installers, we have a course scheduled for December 8 – 12, 2014.  For further information they should contact Louise at lowood@rrc.ca or 204-632-3017.

Water and Wastewater Training in Manitoba

September 4, 2014 • Written by

Did you know that all water and wastewater operators in Manitoba require certification? Did you know that Red River College offers the training courses that can prepare operators to pass the provincial Water and Wastewater Operator Certification exams? The staff in the Civil Engineering Technology department have been offering water and wastewater training for many years and they want you to know that they are offering even more.

Water and Wastewater Operator Certification Exam Preparation Courses: A series of 4-day training courses to prepare operators to pass the provincial certification exams.

Manitoba Water and Wastewater School:A one-week training for new operators that uses hands-on training to focus on the practical aspects of water and wastewater operations. This training can also assist current operators seeking to upgrade their knowledge and hands-on abilities.  For more information, please contact Morley Smith, 204-632-2140 or msmith75@rrc.ca .

Onsite Wastewater Management: A 5-day program designed for wastewater system installers and contractors who wish to be certified with Manitoba Conservation as Onsite Wastewater Management Systems Installers. For more information, please contact Morley Smith, 204-632-2140 or msmith75@rrc.ca .

In the future:

The Civil Engineering Dept has partnered with Apprenticeship Manitoba to deliver the training for operators enrolled in the Water and Wastewater Technician apprenticeship program. For more information, see http://www.gov.mb.ca/tce/apprent/mb_trades/water_wastewater_tech.html .