(L-R) Signing the TAC agreement are Don Barclay and Samantha Waytowich from CSCT and Peter Portlock and Sam DiGiandominico from TAC.
The Canadian Society for Chemical Technology (CSCT) has signed an agreement with Technology Accreditation Canada (TAC), a recently established national accrediting body for the engineering technology and applied science profession to conduct all new accreditations of its chemical technology programs. A memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed on May 17 by both organizations.
Officially launched in 2015, TAC accredits engineering technology and applied science programs at post-secondary educational institutions. Not only will TAC conduct all CSCT accreditations, but it will expand its pool of auditors by recruiting and training qualified auditors from CSCT’s own membership. As well, a CSCT representative will participate in TAC’s all-important standards council.
TAC is the brainchild of Technology Professionals Canada (TPC), a partnership of provincial technology associations in Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia, which together represent approximately 85 percent of the profession in Canada. “Signing this agreement today represents a significant milestone for the CSCT Board and its members,” says CSCT president Samantha Waytowich. “This world class accreditation model will raise the bar on post–secondary technology programs, allowing many more students to excel on a world stage.”