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Current Volunteer Opportunities

APEGA Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer requests for APEGA-run events or projects.

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Appeal Board Panel Members

Committee members are needed for the Appeal Board, which provided Members and the public full protection of their statutory right of appeal and right to natural justice. 

Qualifications

  • Licensed as a P.Eng., P.Geo., P.Geol., P.Geoph. or P.L. with APEGA for a minimum of 5 years.
  • A practising Professional Engineer or Professional Geoscientist for 10 years

Review the attached volunteer position description for details
Appeal Board Members Position Description

For more information contact the Volunteer Management Coordinator at volunteer@apega.ca

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Discipline Committee Members

Committee members are needed for the Discipline Committee, which hears and decides on complaints of unskilled practice and unprofessional conduct against APEGA Members and Permit Holders that are brought before it by the Investigative Committee.

Qualifications

  • Be licensed as a Professional Member of APEGA – P.Eng., P.Geo, P.Geol., P.Geoph., P.L.(Eng.), or P.L.(Geo.)
  • Have a minimum of 10 years of industry experience
  • Have experience interpreting legislation – as it applies to municipal permits or appeals in other courts, or through involvement with APEGA and the Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act
  • Have experience reading and understanding legal decisions
  • Have experience participating in legal or quasi-legal proceedings, whether through APEGA, other regulators, or Alberta Courts

Review the attached volunteer position description for details
Discipline Committee Members Position Description

For more information contact the Volunteer Management Coordinator at volunteer@apega.ca

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Calgary Branch Executive Committee Member

Committee members are needed to run for election for the 2018-2019 Calgary Branch Executive Committee. 

The APEGA Branches are an important and integral part of APEGA operations. With ten Branches across the province, the Branches function as the conduit between APEGA Head Office and APEGA Members. 

The Branches:

  • advance APEGA's Strategic Initiatives at the Branch locations 
  • enhance the profile of the professions in their local communities 
  • positively impact the ability of the professions to serve the public's interest 
  • act as the "voice of the Members", and provide feedback to APEGA Council and Staff on matters relating to the Association 
  • are representative of the Association and provide the "voice of the Association" to Members on matters relating to the Association 

Qualifications

  • Branch Executive Committee members must be one of:
    • A licensed Professional Member (P.Eng. or P.Geo.)
    • A Licensee (P.L.(Eng.) or P.L.(Geo.))
    • A Member-in-Training (E.I.T. or G.I.T.)

Review the attached volunteer position description for details 
Branch Executive Committee, Member-at-Large Position Description

To be added to the Calgary Branch Executive Committee ballot or for more information, email branches@apega.ca

Email branches@apega.ca

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Calgary – APEGA Science Olympics Teacher Advisor

The APEGA K-12 Outreach team is looking for enthusiastic volunteers interested in sharing their passion for engineering and geoscience with students. Volunteers will be responsible for developing creative engineering and geoscience related projects for the 2018 APEGA Science Olympics.

Successful applicants must be in Calgary.

Please note that all volunteer roles have been updated since the previous year. Please review the updated roles and responsibilities in the attached Volunteer Position Descriptions.

If you would like to help with this exciting event but cannot commit to attending Work Group meetings, please read about our curriculum competition or check back in late 2017 and early 2018 to apply to volunteer on the day of the Science Olympics. 
Read about the APEGA Science Olympics Curriculum Competition

 

Qualifications

  • Grade 1-12 teachers or educators familiar with Alberta Science and Math curriculum.
  • Willingness to share knowledge and experience working with young people
  • Interest in promoting engineering, geoscience, technology, and engineering- and geoscience-based careers to students in grades 1-12
  • Creative and open-minded individuals open to collaborative work.

Review the attached volunteer position description for details:
APEGA Science Olympics Teacher Advisor Position Description

 

For more information contact the Volunteer Management Coordinator at volunteer@apega.ca

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Edmonton – Elementary Science Nights Volunteers

The APEGA Edmonton Branch is looking for enthusiastic volunteers interested in sharing their passion for engineering and geoscience with students at Elementary Science Nights in Edmonton. These events will run throughout the school year so you can choose the volunteer commitment most suitable for you. This is a great opportunity to foster a love for engineering and geoscience in students, promote your profession in the community, and log Professional Development Hours with APEGA.

Responsibilities

  • Review all materials before the event day. Clarify any questions with your Branch Outreach Lead or designated Event Manager
  • Arrive prior to the event start time and assist with general set-up at the host school.
  • Set up your assigned activity/demo station, which will have been developed, shared, and prepared ahead of time.
  • Ensure all volunteers and participants are engaging in the activities/demos in a safe manner, and are wearing appropriate Personal Protective Equipment as deemed necessary.
  • Assist students/parents/teachers with the activity, talk about the science behind it, and explain what is happening and why.
  • Assist with cleaning and packing up at the conclusion of the event.

Review the attached volunteer position descriptions for details
Elementary Science Nights Volunteers

For more information, contact the Edmonton Branch Outreach Lead at vahidayan@gmail.com

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Edmonton & Calgary – Mentors

APEGA invites experienced Professional Members to volunteer their time to mentor less-experienced Members. Regular meetings between pairs support work-related learning and development for engineers and geoscientists. Mentors meet with their mentees to provide guidance in many areas of their career or professional growth:

  • Work-related essential skills
  • Job search skills
  • APEGA regulatory requirements
  • Career path investigation
  • Technical discussions

If you'd like to volunteer or have questions, contact mentoring@apega.ca

Read more about Mentoring

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Edmonton & Calgary - University Outreach Event Volunteers

APEGA Members and HR professionals are invited to use your valuable knowledge and experience at a number of fun and worthwhile university student events, aimed at helping students prepare for their entry into the industry.

Rapid Resume Review

Professional Engineers, Professional Geoscientists and Human Resource representatives are invited to participate in a "speed-dating" format event where they will review and critique resumes for students. This will allow students the opportunity to gain valuable feedback to help them create a resume to start them on their professional path.

This event is designed to give students instant feedback on the content of their resumes. Professional volunteers are given just a few minutes per round to look over a student’s resume and provide insightful information to help each student create an outstanding resume.

Calgary Date

October 3, 2017

Edmonton Dates

September 13, 2017
September 18, 2017
September 25, 2017

Industry Mixer

APEGA is sponsoring an industry mixer for engineering and geoscience students and professionals. Professional Engineers and Professional Geoscientists are invited to mix and mingle with University of Alberta undergraduate and graduate students in the engineering and geoscience departments. These students are exploring career options, looking to make professional contacts for internships, or simply seeking to network. 

Calgary Date

November 22, 2017

Edmonton Date

September 26, 2017

Speed Mock Interviews

Professional Engineers, Professional Geoscientists, and Human Resource representatives are invited to participate in a "speed-dating" format event where they will interview, review and critique answers given by students. This will allow students the opportunity to gain valuable feedback to help them improve their interviewing skills to start them on their professional path. 

Using the same speed-date format of Rapid Resume Reviews, Speed Mock Interviews focuses on strengthening the skills that will help students feel more confident in their ability to present themselves and shine during those intimidating professional interviews. 

Calgary Dates

October 11, 2017
October 17, 2017

Edmonton Dates

September 28, 2017
October 4, 2017

Speed Networking

Professional Engineers, Professional Geoscientists, Engineers-in-Training, and Geoscientists-in-Training are invited to share their expertise, knowledge and career path by speaking one-on-one with various students for short intervals. Students are exploring career options, looking to make professional contacts for internships, or simply interested in networking.

Calgary Date

November 2, 2017

Review the attached volunteer position descriptions for details

Southern Alberta University Outreach Volunteer Position Description 

Northern Alberta University Outreach Volunteer Position Description 

For more information contact the Volunteer Management Coordinator at volunteer@apega.ca

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Environmental Professional Standards Subcommittee

The Environmental Professional Practice Subcommittee ensures APEGA professional practice standards, guidelines, and bulletins for the professional practice of environmental engineering and geoscience are adequate to protect the public interest. The working group will review and revise environmental practice guidelines.

Qualifications

  • Licensed as a P.Eng., P.Geo., P.Geol., or P.Geoph.
  • Background and current practice in an environmentally related aspect of engineering or geoscience

Review the attached volunteer position description for details
Environmental Professional Standards Subcommittee Members

For more information, email the Volunteer Management Coordinator at volunteer@apega.ca.

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Expert Witness in Geoscience

APEGA Compliance is seeking one Geoscience Expert Witness to act in a short-term contract position. This individual will assist APEGA’s Compliance Department for two specific Compliance cases.

Qualifications

  • Be licensed as a Professional Geoscience Member of APEGA (P.Geo., P.Geol., or P.Geoph.), who is in good standing
  • Have experience working as a geoscientist in the financial industry
  • Have experience reading financial reports and sound working knowledge of business activities
  • Have a sound understanding of the Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act
  • Knowledge of the Alberta court system, injunctions, and court orders is considered an asset 

Review the attached volunteer position description for details
Geoscience Expert Witness Position Description

For more information contact the Volunteer Management Coordinator at volunteer@apega.ca

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Geoscience Professional Standards Subcommittee

Professional Geoscientists are needed to assess and evaluate APEGA Professional Practice Standards, Guidelines, and Bulletins related to the professional practice of geoscience to ensure that they are adequate to protect the public interest. The members of the subcommittee will propose revised or new Standards, Guidelines or Bulletins to the Professional Standards Committee as needed by the Committee’s mandate.

Qualifications

  • Licensed as P.Geo., P.Geol., P.Geoph., or P.L.(Geoscience)
  • Specialized in one of the following disciplines:
    • Geological Engineers
    • Petroleum Engineers

Review the attached volunteer position description for details
Geoscience Professional Standards Subcommittee Members

For more information contact the Volunteer Management Coordinator at volunteer@apega.ca

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Grande Prairie – Science Olympics Volunteers

APEGA's Peace Region Branch is looking for volunteers to run challenge activities, judge teams, and help out the day of the annual APEGA Science Olympics – Grande Prairie. Come out to meet other APEGA volunteers and potential future engineers and geoscientists, while rekindling your scientific curiosity. 

This event challenges students in grades 7-12 to apply geoscience and engineering concepts in a fun one-day multi-school competition. Students complete team challenges that highlight how engineering and geoscience fundamentals are used in everyday applications.

Responsibilities 

  • Observing teams as they complete challenges in order to judge their projects and performance. 
  • Encouraging students in grades 7-9 in their competitions, rewarding creativity and perseverance, and acting as role models. 
  • Assisting in event setup and take-down, assisting in various tasks throughout the day as requested by APEGA Outreach Leads (e.g. minor set up of banners, arrivals tables, signage placement, volunteer and team check-ins, program distribution, competition facilitation, etc.)
LocationCharles Spencer High School
20 Knowledge Way
Grande Prairie
TimeOctober 28, 2017
12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Contact Marina Joseph at Marina.Joseph@waveengineering.ca for more information or to volunteer.

Email Marina.Joseph@waveengineering.ca

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Investigative Committee Members

Committee members are needed for the Investigative Committee, which investigate complaints of unskilled practice and unprofessional conduct against APEGA Members and Permit Holders that are brought before it by the Investigative Committee. 

Qualifications

  • Licensed with APEGA as a P.Eng., P.Geo., P.Geol., P.Geoph., or P.L.
  • Significant experience as a Professional Member, ideally over ten years of industry experience 
  • A minimum of five years of Canadian Professional Membership, preferably with APEGA 
  • Applicants from all disciplines of engineering or geoscience are encouraged to apply 
  • Candidates with experience in residential and commercial construction, geotechnical engineering and environmental practice are always needed

Review the attached volunteer position description for details
Investigative Committee Members Position Description

For more information contact the Volunteer Management Coordinator at volunteer@apega.ca

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Lakeland Branch Executive Committee Member

Committee members are urgently needed to join the Lakeland Branch Executive Committee. 

The APEGA Branches are an important and integral part of APEGA operations. With ten Branches across the province, the Branches function as the conduit between APEGA Head Office and APEGA Members. 

The Branches:

  • advance APEGA's Strategic Initiatives at the Branch locations 
  • enhance the profile of the professions in their local communities 
  • positively impact the ability of the professions to serve the public's interest 
  • act as the "voice of the Members", and provide feedback to APEGA Council and Staff on matters relating to the Association 
  • are representative of the Association and provide the "voice of the Association" to Members on matters relating to the Association 

Qualifications

  • Branch Executive Committee members must be one of:
    • A licensed Professional Member (P.Eng. or P.Geo.)
    • A Licensee (P.L.(Eng.) or P.L.(Geo.))
    • A Member-in-Training (E.I.T. or G.I.T.)

Review the attached volunteer position description for details 
Branch Executive Committee, Member-at-Large Position Description

To be a part of the Lakeland Branch Executive or for more information, email branches@apega.ca

Email branches@apega.ca

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National Professional Practice Exam Question Author

APEGA Members are invited to volunteer to help produce new, high quality examination questions to add to the National Professional Practice Exam (NPPE) item bank to be used on future administrations of the NPPE.

Qualifications

  • Willingness and commitment to write exam questions regularly
  • Strong English language skills used to write high quality examination questions
  • Professional Engineer or Professional Geoscientist registered in Alberta or other Canadian association
  • 2+ years of work experience
  • Working knowledge of professionalism, law, and ethics as outlined in the NPPE scope and syllabus

Review the attached volunteer position description for details 
NPPE Question Author Volunteers

For more information contact the Volunteer Management Coordinator at volunteer@apega.ca

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Outsourcing of Professional Work Subject Matter Expert (SME) Panel Member

APEGA is seeking panel members who are subject matter experts on the topic of outsourcing professional work. The Panel will undertake activities that enhance APEGA Members' awareness of outsourcing issues of a professional nature through combining two existing practice guidelines into a single Professional Practice Standard for Outsourcing of Professional Work.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Licensed as a P.Eng., P.Geo., P.Geol., P.Geoph., or P.L. with APEGA.
  • Registered as a Professional Member of APEGA in good standing for a minimum of 10 years
  • Able to supply other expertise outside of APEGA's mandate as required by the Panel Chair
  • Past and current experience practising in a related aspect of management of engineering or geoscience projects and professional work
  • Recognized as an experienced practitioner of engineering or geoscience

Review the attached volunteer position description for details 
Outsourcing of Professional Work Subject Matter Expert (SME) Position Description

For more information contact the Volunteer Management Coordinator at volunteer@apega.ca

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Fire Technical Council Representative for Safety Codes Council (SCC)

Professional Members are invited to become a candidate for nomination to serve as a representative on the Fire Technical Council, a Sub-Council of the SCC. 

Qualifications

  • Licensed with APEGA as a P.Eng. or P.L.(Eng.) 
  • Minimum of 7 years practice experience with expertise in fire systems used in the industry 
  • Familiarity with codes and standards related to fire safety systems 

Review the attached volunteer position description for details 
Fire Technical Council Representative for Safety Codes Council (SCC)

For more information contact the Volunteer Management Coordinator at volunteer@apega.ca

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Peace Region – Elementary Science Night Volunteers

The APEGA Peace Region Branch is looking for enthusiastic volunteers interested in sharing their passion for engineering and geoscience with students at an Elementary Science Night. This is a great opportunity to foster a love for engineering and geoscience in students, promote your profession in the community, and log Professional Development Hours with APEGA.

Date October 12, 2017
Time 5:00-8:30 p.m.
Location Grimshaw, AB

Responsibilities

  • Review all materials before the event day. Clarify any questions with your Branch Outreach Lead or designated Event Manager
  • Arrive prior to the event start time and assist with general set-up at the host school.
  • Set up your assigned activity/demo station, which will have been developed, shared, and prepared ahead of time.
  • Ensure all volunteers and participants are engaging in the activities/demos in a safe manner, and are wearing appropriate Personal Protective Equipment as deemed necessary.
  • Assist students/parents/teachers with the activity, talk about the science behind it, and explain what is happening and why.
  • Assist with cleaning and packing up at the conclusion of the event.

Review the attached volunteer position descriptions for details
Elementary Science Nights Volunteers

For more information or to volunteer, contact Ibrahim Adewole at ibrahimbaba@gmail.com

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Permit to Practice Seminar Presenters

Presenters are needed to deliver in-person Permit to Practice seminars which inform Responsible Members of their duties and of how to create a Professional Practice Management Plan. Volunteers must present at least twice between September and June, typically in either Edmonton or Calgary. This position is eligible for an honorarium upon successfully completing agreed upon presentations.

Qualifications

  • Be licensed as a Professional Member of APEGA – P.Eng., P.Geo, P.Geol., P.Geoph., P.L.(Eng.), or P.L.(Geo.)
  • Have a minimum of 5 years’ industry experience,
  • Have proven public speaking ability and be confident in handling regulatory questions.
  • Are currently or have been a Responsible Member for an APEGA Permit Holder company

Review the attached volunteer position description for details 
Permit to Practice Seminar Presenters Position Description

For more information contact the Volunteer Management Coordinator at volunteer@apega.ca

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Professional Practice Examination Committee (PPEC) Member

The purpose of the Professional Practice Examination Committee (PPEC) is to ensure that new registrants have a knowledge and understanding of professional, ethical, regulatory, and legal responsibilities of practicing as a Professional Engineer or Professional Geoscientist and that the assessment used to determine if registrants know the subject matter is valid, reliable, and fair. The major objective of the PPEC is to ensure that the National Professional Practice Examination (NPPE) is a current, meaningful, and relevant examination in Professional Practice and is administered to new registrants in a manner satisfactory to the APEGA Board of Examiners.

Skills & Qualifications

The following skills and experience are requirements:

  • Licensed with APEGA as a P.Eng., P.Geo., P.Geol., P.Geoph., or P.L. in good standing
  • Significant experience as a Professional Member, ideally with more than 10 years of industry experience
  • A minimum of 5 years of Canadian professional membership, with APEGA or any other Canadian engineering or geoscience regulator
  • High level of proficiency in the English language, both verbally and written
  • Applicants from all disciplines of engineering or geoscience are encouraged to apply
  • Candidates with experience in infrastructure projects, geophysics, and environmental practice are always needed

The following skills and experience are assets but not required:

  • Knowledge of high-stakes certification/licensure examination requirements
  • Previous experience contributing to certification/licensure exam development and/or question development experience
  • Previous experience serving on committees
  • Proficiency in French verbal and written skills

Review the attached volunteer position description for details 
Professional Practice Examination Committee (PPEC) Member

For more information contact the Volunteer Management Coordinator at volunteer@apega.ca

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Registration Committee - Subject Matter Expert

APEGA is looking for Members to act as Subject Matter Experts (SME) on the Registration Committee. The primary duty of an SME is to review and provide recommendations on whether an applicant for professional registration has met the minimum requirements for registration.  

Academic SMEs and Experience SMEs with the following  areas of expertise will be given preference:

Geoscience

  • Geology
  • Environmental Geoscience
  • Geophysics  

Engineering

  • Agricultural
  • Biotechnology/ Bioresource/ Biochemical
  • Chemical (Processing)
  • Civil/Structural
  • Computing/Software
  • Electrical - Electronics
  • Electrical – Power and Transmission Systems
  • Engineering Physics
  • Environmental
  • Forestry

 

  • Geological Engineering
  • Geomatics
  • Industrial
  • Materials
  • Mechanical
  • Mechatronics
  • Mining and Mineral Processing/ Metallurgical
  • Nanotechnology
  • Naval
  • Petroleum

 

 

Qualifications

Academic SMEs must

  • hold a faculty position in Engineering or Geoscience at a university within Canada, or hold professor emeritus designation with the university.
  • Have held non-practising status for no longer than five (5) years. 

Experience SMEs must

  • have demonstrated expertise in an area of engineering or geosciences with at least ten years experience in the field of practice, and
  • be in good standing with APEGA and have a license to practice engineering or geoscience, or have held non-practising status for no longer than five (5) years.  

Review the attached volunteer position description for details 
Registration Committee Subject Matter Expert Position Description

For more information contact the Volunteer Management Coordinator at volunteer@apega.ca

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Requirements for Registration Seminar Presenters

Presenters are needed to deliver in-person Requirements for Registration seminars on behalf of the APEGA Outreach department to inform Internationally Trained Applicants (ITA) and other interested parties about APEGA's registration process.  

Volunteers must present at least twice between July and June, typically in either Edmonton or Calgary. 

Qualifications

  • Superior presentation skills 
  • Comfortable presenting to large audiences
  • Licensed as a P.Geo., P.Geol., P.Geoph., or P.Eng. in good standing with APEGA
  • Pride in the professions of geoscience and engineering
  • Experience delivering presentations is considered an asset

Review the attached volunteer position description for details
Requirements for Registration Seminar Presenters Position Description

For more information contact the Volunteer Management Coordinator at volunteer@apega.ca

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Rock & Fossil Clinic – Specimen Identifier & Activity Station Guide

The APEGA K-12 Outreach Team is looking for enthusiastic volunteers who are passionate about geoscience and willing to share their expertise with the next generation of Professional Geoscientists. At the Rock & Fossil Clinic on October 14, 2017, volunteers will identify rocks, fossils, and mineral samples brought by members of the public, and they will manage two hands-on activity stations.

Volunteers are encouraged to bring samples from their personal collections for display purposes.

Successful applicants must be in Edmonton and surrounding area, and will be contacted by October 2, 2017 with further details.

Qualifications

  • Must be one of:
    • Practising or retired Professional Geoscientist
    • Geoscientist-in-Training (G.I.T.)
    • University student member
    • Applicant in geoscience or a geological branch of engineering
  • Willing to share your knowledge and experience with the public.
  • Comfortable in discussing the basics of various aspects of geoscience with individuals and families.
  • Interest in promoting geoscience and related careers.

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Community Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer requests for community initiatives, events, or projects that APEGA supports.

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Alberta Science Network Scientists & Engineers-in-the-Classroom Program

Volunteer with the Alberta Science Network in our Scientists & Engineers-in-the-Classroom program. We provide you with support and training to help you create your own interactive, science curriculum topic presentation. Our Program Coordinators manage more than 1,500 teacher requests annually from across the province.

Inspire the next generation of Engineers and Geoscientists

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Edmonton – Innovate Program

Edmonton Public School Board's Innovate Program is seeking Professional Engineers and Professional Geoscientists to mentor students in developing lines of inquiry and analysis for various sustainable energy solutions. 

Volunteers will share their knowledge, serve as positive role models, and aid in research and prototype development in the following areas of exploration: 

  • Designing and building green walls 
    • Used for aesthetics and air quality monitoring 
    • Used to grow food 

The opportunity is not planned or executed by APEGA however, due to the incredibly high educational value for these students, APEGA is supporting this initiative by facilitating volunteer recruitment. 

For more information contact the Volunteer Management Coordinator at volunteer@apega.ca

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Fort McMurray – Language Training Program for Apprentices (LTPA) Mentorship

The Language Training Program for Apprentices (LTPA) has several individuals who have immigrated from all over the world and who want to pursue a career in the trades. Mentors are needed for this program from a variety of trades including engineers, welders, electricians, and carpenters.

This program is not a part of the APEGA Mentor Program.

Qualifications

Mentors must:

  • Have 3-5 years experience in trades work, including:
    • Automotive
    • Plumbing or pipefitting
    • Electrical
    • Heavy equipment
    • Sheet metal
  • Belong to a professional network or professional association
  • Be encouraging, supportive, flexible, and empowering with mentees

Review the attached volunteer position description for details: Language Training Program for Apprentices (LTPA) Mentorship

For more information or to volunteer, contact Jerrecca Wilcox at jerreccawilcox@gmail.com or 780-381-9818

Email jerreccawilcox@gmail.com