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Win a trip to 5th IEC Young Professionals workshop in Japan

April 24, 2014 | By Anthony Capkun

April 24, 2014 – Are you a young and dynamic manager, engineer or technician aged early 20s to mid 30s? Are you experienced in working with or developing standards, or involved in conformity assessment activities? Do you work for an organization that benefits from standards? If so, then enter Standards Council of Canada’s competition to win a trip to 5th IEC Young Professionals workshop in Japan.

“I truly had a wonderful experience, and was able to meet and network with many individuals that can expand my contacts, both professionally and personally. Through talking with other YPs, I was able to see the big picture-scope of the IEC,” said Chelsey Schweikert of the U.S.A.

The IEC Young Professionals workshop is being held November 10–12, 2014, in Tokyo, Japan, and is the only annual workshop dedicated to the next-generation of experts, providing a holistic understanding of the standardization and conformity assessment work of the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission).

“I appreciate how we can communicate and discuss with senior engineers, standards experts, and how we can use standards to achieve the company’s strategy,” noted Zhan Wei of China.


Benefit from networking opportunities with over 1000 international players, and see how international standards are managed and developed.

Want to apply?

1. Provide a brief statement about the products, standards, services that your company produces that relate to standards or conformity assessment activities, and outline your role within your organization.
2. Provide an explanation of your involvement with IEC standards development or conformity assessment activities, and how they impact your job responsibilities.
3. Provide a brief explanation (250-500 words) as to why you should be selected as SCC’s Young Professional.

Want to learn more? DOWNLOAD the IEC Young Professional Manual below.

Then, SUBMIT your application to irr@scc.ca . The deadline is May 15, 2014.

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