The Association of Professional Engineers of Trinidad and Tobago is a learned society of professional engineers dedicated to the development of engineers and the engineering profession. The association promotes the highest standards of professional practice and stimulates awareness of technology and the role of the engineer in society.
To safeguard the life, health and welfare of the public by restricting the practice of engineering to properly qualified persons.
To advance the status of the engineering profession by the establishment and observance of high ethical standards.
To promote the proficiency, knowledge and skill of Professional Engineers, and to increase their usefulness to the public.
To protect and advance the interests of Professional Engineers.
Greetings, fellow Engineers. First of all, let me thank everyone of you for the confidence you have placed in me in allowing me to serve the Association for the year 2012-13, as we focus on matters to promote the profession in general, the individual engineer’s achievement of his value, and our responsibility to protect and enhance the quality of life of the public.
As has become the norm, I have chosen a theme for my year of service to you, APETT – A Value Proposition – a realization of the Engineer’s Value. This is in fact a natural progression from the previous themes – Bridging Engineering and the Society (2011) and Becoming more Relevant (2012).
This theme came about based on my discussions with both young and experienced engineers, exploring the issues which influence their becoming members of APETT, and indeed sustaining their continued participation in APETT. The question I was asked each and every time, though in different contexts, was “What is the VALUE proposition of APETT?” How is being a member of APETT, as opposed to say BOETT, or any another international institute eg ICE, IStructE, ASME, IEEE etc adding value to me? These questions, and other issues which are seemingly perennial in nature, engaged my mind as I prepared to assume office and has culminated in my theme as stated above.
I have decided to adopt a Business Performance Management Model – The Balanced Scorecard, to address these matters, and so gauge the successful implementation of the strategies to realize the theme articulated.