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Career with Technological Design

A guide for high school students to use with their career direction and post secondary options to support their future.

Michael Franzen

on 4 October 2018

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Technological Design
Options for Post-Secondary Destinations
Related Careers
General Resources
Putting Your Life into Gear!
Professional Engineers Ontario
Minimum Requirements: ~ 80, 000 members
Must be at least 18 years old, and be of good character.

Must have an undergraduate engineering degree or equivalent qualifications and technical exams and have work experience of 48 months of engineering with 12 months in Canadian jurisdiction.

Complete a professional practice examination.
Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists
Minimum Requirements: ~ 25, 000 members
Graduation from a 2- or 3-year Ontario post-secondary engineering or applied science technology program or equivalent.

Complete an OACETT Professional Practice Examination (PPE)
For C.E.T. only: Technology Proposal and Report (TR)

Have a minimum of two years experience, with one year in Canada, be at least 18 years old and of good character

Completion of the certification requirements within 3 or 6 years from date of file review.
Ontario Association of Architects
Minimum Requirements: ~ 5, 000 + members
Must complete the education requirement, a minimum three years of practical experience; and extensive examinations.

Complete the OAA Admission Course; and an application for license; OR
Be licensed/registered by a reciprocal Canadian provincial territorial architectural association; OR
Be licensed/registered by a reciprocal state licensing board in the USA; and a reciprocal application for license.
Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario
Minimum Requirements: ~ 3, 000 members
Graduated from an interior design 3 year program.
Education and supervised work experience - 6 years.

Complete National Council of Interior Design Qualification examination.
Ontario Association of Chartered Industrial Designers of Ontario
Minimum Requirements: ~ 190 members
Must be a citizen or resident of Canada and a designer, educator or researcher in the field of industrial design.

Has an undergraduate degree in industrial design and 5 years experience as a designer, educator or researcher in the field of industrial design.

Also submitted 3 case Histories and/or Letters of Sponsorship.
Pick The Right Career!
It comes down to knowing who you are, your interests, values, skills, strengths, and weaknesses. It is not just about the money, but about being happy at what you do and what is important to you.

Realize also that as you get older, you will have more responsibilities in your life, future career demand considerations, and keeping as many options open should be taken into account.

Use career choice tools, career information, and resources here to help you make the right choices.
Assessing Yourself
This is the first place to start when deciding on your future career.

Learn what your interests, values, skills, and personal traits are.

Do a self assessment / career test, more information here:
Career Testing
Although not as detailed or in-depth as professional testing, this can be a quick start. Make note that a professional test will give you more feedback, accuracy, and details that will help you further. A great place to start is your with your Guidance counselor. Meanwhile here are some free testing resource links you can do on-line right now:
Which Career?
Learning about what careers and jobs are out there to choose from will help you narrow your choices. Here are some great sites you can use to help you do this:
Canadian all-in-one job search engine http://www.jobbank.gc.ca/home-eng.do
Learn interesting insights on key jobs http://www.macleans.ca/work/jobs/
Real people explaining their jobs (BC) http://www.careertrekbc.ca/
Job listings, career guides, and related articles http://talentegg.ca/
Career Quiz http://www.schoolfinder.com/careers/3step1.asp

Take the linked quiz below to help you decide if you have chosen the right career:
Finding a School
After considering which career to go into, your next step is to decide on which school to go to. While looking for a school you should consider the specific program, location, cost, and the school itself.
Here are some resources that can help you find schools and their programs:
Universities, colleges, & high schools:
Ontario college program find:
Scholarships offerings:
Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada:

How much can I make?
Wages or salary earned will be based on factors such as your career field, which job you have, your experience, location, and position. Below you can find current salary estimates for specific jobs, but keep in mind the above variables:


This site also has a several other cross-references of other key career resource data that you can use to help you with your decision on your future career.
Governing Associations
The Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) - http://www.ospe.on.ca/ is a one voice membership for all Ontario Engineers (over 200, 000 Members), but there are
five specific associations
that govern different engineering career areas related to Technological Design. To get certified and recognized officially, you will need to follow their specific requirements to join their membership. We will look briefly at each one and their basic requirements.
Making The Right Choices.
Technical Educator
School: Western Tech
Phone: 416-393-0500
E-mail: Michael.Franzen@tdsb.on.ca
Web: www.mfranzen.ca
Mr. M. Franzen
Is Engineering Right For Me?
Engineering related jobs are very diverse and include many field areas such as civil; chemical, electrical, Environmental, computer, mechanical, industrial, aerospace, biomedical, construction, and agricultural.

The most common characteristics of all is
problem solving
, creating solutions to make a better community for people to live in.

It is all about the Engineering Method made up of 4 characteristics:
1 Analyze, model and solve,
2 Conceptualize complex systems as a collection of smaller components,
3 Development and use of mathematical simulation models,
4 Synthesis and design.

Other key characteristics include team work, communications skills, interpersonal skills, common sense, and ethics.
What is Engineering?
Mindmap - 5 Engineering Associations
Current and Future Engineering Jobs
There are many positions out there and future market studies show we will have a shortage of Engineers. Take a look at local job Ads looking for Engineers right now:
Indeed jobs site: http://ca.indeed.com/Engineering-Design-Drafting-Technologist-jobs
Career buuilder: http://www.careerbuilder.ca/jobs/keyword/engineering/
Workopolis: http://www.workopolis.com/jobsearch/design-engineer-jobs
Wow Jobs: http://www.wowjobs.ca/BrowseResults.aspx?q=Engineering+Technologist
Monster Jobs: http://jobsearch.monster.ca/ontario+engineering_14

The future of Engineering is looking very exciting and will give Engineers the opportunity to work on some amazing projects, innovations, and technology
Things You Can Do
Now in High School
Get involved with related extra-curricular events, clubs, teams, camps, related classes that interest you. For example, if you really like Technological Design and Engineering related subjects look into these programs:
First Robotics:
Shad Valley Programs:
Deep Engineering Outreach:

video on skill shortages in the Engineering labour Market.
Take a related Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) program, further investigate through Co-OP, job shadowing, job twinning, take your kid to work, school to work transition programs, OYAP, talk to Guidance, use tools such as:
Education Planner:
Ontario Skills Passport:

High School to Post-Secondary
Program Steps and Support Information
Step 1,
First earn your Ontario Secondary School Diploma
(OSSD): http://www.ilc.org/school/courses/dip_reqs_need.php

Step 2,
Choose a post-secondary program
: http://www.youth.gc.ca/eng/topics/education/program.shtml

Step 3,
Choose a school
: http://www.youth.gc.ca/eng/topics/education/school.shtml

Step 4, Tips on
applying for school
: http://www.youth.gc.ca/eng/topics/education/application_process.shtml

Step 5, How to
pay for school
: http://www.youth.gc.ca/eng/topics/education/financing.shtml

Consider/search for a
: http://www.scholarshipscanada.com/

Things to be aware of when
studying abroad
: http://www.youth.gc.ca/eng/topics/education/studying_abroad.shtml

Six destinations after High School: Career Choices
Four Post-Secondary Options
More Engineering Related Resources
Here are some additional information and links:

Engineers Canada http://www.engineerscanada.ca/

Try Engineering http://tryengineering.org/

Career Cornerstone Centre on Engineering (American) http://www.careercornerstone.org/engtech/engtech.htm

Donald Trump - advice on choosing a career.
What Should I Do With MY LIFE?
A great site for viewing general occupational videos
What does an Architect do?
Architecture as a Career
An architect is a person who plans, designs, and oversees the construction of buildings.
Industrial Designers explained.
What is industrial design?
Industrial designers through a process of design, create products that are manufactured through techniques of mass production.
What Does an Interior Designer Do?
Career Advice - Interior Design
What Does it Take to be an Interior Designer?
Interior designer is someone who coordinates and manages the process of designing the interior decoration of a room or building.
Engineering Technician
Professional Advice
Engineering Technologist
An Engineering Technologist is an engineer specializing directly with the development, design, and implementation of engineering and technology. They often work as entry-level engineers and may later assume senior management positions.

A Engineering Technician is a skilled craftsman, related to a specific part of engineering, with a practical understanding and the fundamental engineering concepts. They will often assist engineers and technologist in company projects, research, and development.
Career in Engineering
An Engineer is a professional that applies scientific knowledge, mathematics, and ingenuity through a problem solving process to develop solutions for technical, societal and commercial problem. They design with materials, structures, and systems with considerations of the limitations of practicality, regulations, safety, ergonomics, energy, and cost. There are many types of Engineers depending on the field area they service.
There are many types of Engineer Technologist and Technicians depending on the field area they service.
Types of Engineering
A day-in-the-life of a
Mechanical Engineering
The value of career assessments at School
How To Decide On A Career
How to Choose the Right College
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Review Summary
Looked at three sections Related Careers, General Resources, and Putting Your Life into Gear.
Learned what Engineering is and common characteristics amongst it's diverse fields.
Related careers
included 5 governing associations in order of membership size PEO; OACETT, OAA, ARIDO, OACID, and one governing voice for all of Ontario OSPE.
Each of the five regulatory associations have their own education, work experience, and testing requirements that must be met prior to being officially certified.
Current and future outlook, job placement, and additional key resources for Engineering.
General Resources
section we looked at how to assess yourself through testing, which career to decide on, finding a school, things you can do right now in High School, how much salary you could make, and some technical steps moving from High School to a post-secondary program.
As part of the conclusion "
Putting Your Life into Gear
" and making the right choices is something you hopefully can start to do, now that you have gained valuable career knowledge to use towards your future.
Information was gathered from links already shown throughout the presentation.
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