Since 2016, the IEC System of Conformity Assessment Schemes for Electrotechnical Equipment and Components (IECEE) has been sponsoring an IECEE Young Professionals (YP) competition.
The objective is to give the YPs opportunities to become more involved in IECEE work. The winners are invited to attend the IECEE Certification Management Committee (CMC) Meeting to be held this year on 17-18 May, in Yokohama, Japan. There, the selected YPs will benefit from crucial networking opportunities, which are fundamental to help them increase their involvement, learn more about conformity assessment and the IECEE operations and strategies.
To be eligible, candidates need to be IEC YPs, which means they must already have attended one of the IEC YP workshops held during the IEC General Meetings, and their work needs to be related to IECEE activities.
The IEC Young Professionals Programme would like to congratulate this year’s IECEE competition winners:
Siarhei Nazaranka, IEC 2016 YP from Belarus (left) and Dustin Tessier, IEC 2015 YP from Canada (right).
The IEC wishes both of them a successful IECEE CMC meeting and increased involvement in IECEE. Last year’s winners found that their participation in the meeting, which took place in Oslo, Norway, was valuable. Here is what they said about their experiences.
Mauricio Wahast Ávila, IEC 2015 YP from Brazil: “It was a great experience, both for my professional and personal life. I learned a lot about internal and accreditation procedures. What made my participation special was to get information about the Certification Body (CB) Scheme as I am currently working to develop a CB Testing Laboratory (CBTL) application. I felt that the meeting looked like a big family – everybody really knew each other, the environment was inviting and inspired me to be part of it and contribute.”
Wong Lu Min (Linda), IEC 2015 YP from Malaysia: “I learnt about the IECEE Basic Rules & Operational documents and proposals for amendment in the pipeline. I also learned about the updated list of IECEE membership and the new applications that can provide insights for industry. I found valuable the information about the collaboration activities with international / regional organizations which enables the industry’s perspectives input regarding the new implementation of technical regulations. Also, being a Customer Testing Facility (CTF), I found it interesting to see the comments of the Status of Acceptance on CTF Programmes from Member Bodies and the rationale for the case of non-acceptance.”
The IEC Young Professionals Programme brings together upcoming expert engineers, technicians and managers from all over the world, who aspire to become more involved in the IEC and help shape the future of international standardization and conformity assessment in the field of electrotechnology.
The IEC Young Professionals – 2017 workshop will be held in Vladivostok, Russia, from 9 to 11 October, in parallel with the IEC 81st General Meeting.
For more information, please contact Robert McLaren.