Delegation from Colombia Visits ASTTBC Surrey

Six senior officials from Servicio Nacional de Aprendizaje (SENA) in Bogota, Colombia accompanied by representatives from Northwest Community College, British Columbia visited the ASTTBC office on Thursday, April 27, 2017.  SENA is a government mandated public entity focused on the development of quality technology education and training programs to meet the labour force needs of various sectors of the Colombian economy.

The purpose of the visit was to gain a better understanding of how applied science and engineering technology education, certification and registration is regulated in British Columbia. The presentation allowed for ample discussion on key issues such as the ASTT Act, the importance of competency-based standards for education program accreditation and applicant certification. The ASTTBC online application system that includes applicant self-assessment was a key feature of the presentation. The two-hour meeting concluded with a group photo.