Island Technology Professionals (ITP) is a volunteer-run, independent certifying body for engineering/applied science technicians and technologists on PEI.
ITP represents 16 disciplines:
- Architectural and Building
- Geomatics and Survey
- Information Technology
- Mineral Resources
- Renewable Resources
PEI education options for engineering/applied science technicians and technologists
At the technologist level, Holland College offers Electronics Engineering Technology, Computer Network Engineering Technology, Bioscience Technology, and Architectural Technology.
At the technician level, the college offers Construction Technology and Environmental Applied Sciences Technology programs. All programs are nationally accredited by the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB).
ITP President Bryan Burt is a graduate of Holland College’s Computer Engineering Technology and Information Systems Technology programs. He works with Network Operations at the provincial government’s Information Technology Shared Services. He is also the former Chair of CTAB, which accredits engineering technology and applied science programs at colleges across Canada.
“Technologists and technicians need two years of experience in their field to earn a CET, CTech or AScT designation. With those designations, they are eligible to apply for jobs posted at the Canadian Technical Employment Network.”
Technologists and technicians are employed at companies such as Maritime Electric, Eastlink, BIO|FOOD|TECH and with the provincial government.
Trent Collicutt is past President and current Executive Staff Officer with ITP. He is also the provincial representative for CCTT.
Trent is the Enterprise Infrastructure Solution Architect with the Provincial Government’s Information Technology Shared Services. He graduated from Holland College’s Computer Engineering Technology program in 1999, and then went on to the advanced Information Systems Technology program.
His on-the-job training with the province during college resulted in full-time employment. Trent has been employed there for over 15 years.
“The instructors in the Computer Networking Technology program are telling us their graduates are not having issues getting jobs,” says Trent.
Bryan says the majority of ITP’s members have a civil engineering technology or construction background. “They work with engineers and architects. Employers are looking for a lot of CAD specialists and industrial technicians.”
For more information about Island Technology Professionals, visit www.techpei.ca.
Jobs are posted on the Canadian Technical Employment Network at www.cten.ca.