Marilyn Powers, P.Eng.
Board Member & Vice Chair of the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE).
The Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) helps Ontario engineers constantly adapt to change as well as their personal and professional growth.
The engineering industry is constantly changing and innovating in response to rapid technological advances. Whether it’s infrastructure, communications, medicine, or mining, engineers are the ones bringing these technologies forward. “That requires keeping ourselves very much upskilled, The Academy leverages the expertise of industry experts, OSPE members and professionals to curate programs that are learner-centric,” says Marilyn Powers, P.Eng., and Board Member & Vice Chair of the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE).
To support that need, OSPE established the Ontario Engineering Academy (OEA), where members can access training, certification programs, and other resources to support their professional development. The OEA is also a response to the Professional Engineers of Ontario’s (PEO) pending regulatory requirement for continuing professional development (CPD). “The OEA CPD credits will be recognized as proof that they’ve done that,” says Powers.
A place for all Ontario engineers to come together
OSPE offers a place for all Ontario engineers to come together to address issues and celebrate achievements in the engineering profession. OSPE is also committed to ensuring that all members of the profession are welcome and representative of the population it serves. “OSPE has been doing tremendous work in the field of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) as well as helping get through the PEO process and find employment,” says Powers.
The voice of Ontario’s engineering community, OSPE incorporates its four core values — lead, care, unite, and grow — in educating the public on the role engineers play in making the world a better place and leading the profession in EDI. The Ontario Engineering Academy is a key component that provides a trusted resource to support Ontario engineers’ personal and professional growth.