Since its launch in 2010, the IEC Young Professional (YP) Programme has offered a platform for the next generation of standardization and conformity assessment experts to become involved in the IEC. The programme offers a conduit to contribute to the work of the IEC while also allowing the IEC to welcome new voices into its community.
The success of the IEC YP programme has encouraged IEC National Committees to establish their own YP programmes at the national level. To date, 14 successful programmes have been launched across the world while efforts have begun in several other countries. These programmes not only encourage new experts to participate in standardization work at the national level but also help to expand participation within the IEC YP programme.
USNC Young and Emerging Professionals webinar
As part of its effort to establish a national YP programme, the National Committee from the United States is organizing a webinar hosted by the USNC Young and Emerging Professionals (YEP) Committee. This webinar aims to focus on how the USNC can advance its goal of establishing a national programme.
To help the USNC in this effort, Aristea Kyriakati, IEC programme officer in charge of the IEC YP Programme, will provide an overview of the IEC YP Programme and its service offering as well as highlight IEC efforts to promote national YP programmes. Aristea will also outline best practices, common challenges and lessons learnt and discuss the toolkit for national YP programmes.
The webinar will be led by Carolyn Hull, USNC YEP Committee Vice-Chair and DICOM General Secretary at the Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance (MITA) who will discuss the USNC YEP Committee’s ongoing work to establish a national YP programme in the United States.
Bringing together all voices together
The IEC has long supported efforts by NCs to establish national YP programmes. IEC representatives have helped NCs select participants for the IEC YP Programme and presented at workshops targeting young professionals.
This year, the IEC is supporting a project by an elected IEC YP representative, YP Leader 2019 Baoying Tong, to expand the YP programme among IEC members which have not participated in the past. As part of this effort, the outreach seeks to promote the cultural and geographical diversity within the IEC.
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