REACHING NEW HEIGHTS IN THE ENGINEERING INDUSTRY
Reaching new heights within the engineering industry is not easy. It requires dedication, discipline and motivation. The hardest part of growing within the industry is to discover who you need to become so you can claim the recognition that you deserve.
You can study, you can work hard or you can be called a professional that earns the authority to conduct complex work that changes the world. We have all heard about becoming professionally registered but what does this really mean.....
Becoming professionally registered is more than just having a title that is next to your name. Its about becoming a person who acts ethically, makes sound engineering judgement and conducts works that is beneficial for society. As a professional, it is our responsibility to ensure that no harm comes to society through the complex work that we undertake. Yes I know.... it sound like a huge responsibility to take but with great opportunity comes to those who take on great responsibility.
So as a professional, you will be granted some of the following opportunities:
1. Obtain international recognition so you have the freedom to work overseas.
2. Peer recognition of qualification, experience and competence which will lead to more self fulfilment.
3. Better prospects of employment so you can have the career that you always wanted.
4. Increased remuneration so you have the funds to live life to the fullest.
5. Recognition amongst professionals that will allow you to become the authority and "to become more marketable within the industry.
6. Public recognition of competence that will ignite the passion that will drive you to constantly grow within the industry.
Becoming a professional creates opportunity for an individual but also helps creates opportunities for a business in the following ways:
1. A business that has professionally registered employees immediately indicates that the business has skilled and competent personnel. This
will immediately improve the branding of a business.
2. Some project require the services of a professionally registered person to manage the activities of a project. By ensuring that you have these
professionals in your business allows you tender and secure this project which will lead to the growth of your business.
3. All personnel will be qualified to apply engineering judgement so each project that is undertaken will be a success.
The truth is that opportunity only comes to those who are willing to seize it. So if you would like to seize the new life that awaits you, you need to become professionally registered and assume the responsibility that awaits you. Yes I know it is frightening and you may ask, so where do I begin, what must I do.......
First thing to do is to relax, calm down and complete these 8 SIMPLE STEPS:
Step 1: Obtain a qualification from a tertiary institute.
Step 2: Apply to become a candidate with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA)
Step 3: Find a mentor or coach.
Step 4: Register a Commitment and undertaking (C&U).
Step 5: Commence with the 3 year training process after graduation from a tertiary institute.
Step 6: Apply for registration as a professional.
Step 7: Attend the professional review (Only applicable for candidate engineers).
Step 8: Obtain your registration number, begin practicing as a professional and start assuming your responsibility and creating your legacy within
The training phase (Step 5) is the most intense process that lasts for a minimum period of 3 years after graduating from tertiary education. During the training phase, you will be required to develop the following skills that will comply with the competency standards as prescribed by the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA):
- Engineering problem solving abilities in new designs, feasibility studies or design reviews.
- Management of Engineering activities that includes project management, management of resources and management of finances.
- Learn the impact of engineering activities on society and the environment.
- Exercising engineering judgment and taking responsibility.
- Perform CPD activities that will assist with the professional and personal growth of the candidate.
So that's it...... becoming registered is as easy as completing these 8 simple steps. That's the easy part, the hard part is being disciplined, maintaining motivation and constantly driving forward to completing these 8 simple steps. Would you like to learn more? Click below to see how you can overcome these obstacles.