Title: Continuing professional education for engineers in Canada: Whose responsibility is it, and how do we get it going?

Authors: Gary W. Heinke

Addresses: Dean, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, University of Toronto, St. George Campus, Toronto, Ontario, M55 1A1, Canada

Abstract: This paper reports on the current state of continuing professional education for engineers in Canada. Since the present level of activities is judged to be too low for the needs of the employee engineer, of industry and of the profession, the means for the improvement of this situation are outlined. Increased efforts must come from the users and the suppliers of Continuing Engineering Education. The latter group include the universities, industry, the technical societies, professional associations, and commercial organisations. Specific recommendations are made, which, if implemented, should greatly improve the current level of performance.

Keywords: Canada; CEE providers; mandatory requalification; engineering schools; employer-sponsored continuing education; technical societies; commercial organisations; CEE demand; continuing professional education; continuing engineering education; continuing professional development.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCEELL.1991.030367

International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning, 1991 Vol.1 No.4, pp.319 - 333

Published online: 15 Dec 2009 *

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