President's Message May 2016
This month's edition of the journal turns the spotlight onto the ongoing development of professional skills and the many ways in which the Association can assist our members in improving their skills and obtaining recognition for their achievements.
Through TASC we offer mentoring and assessment to candidates taking the QCF Level 3 and Level 5 qualifications in project controls. These qualifications lay the foundation for a successful career in project controls, providing demonstrable proof of ability and experience to potential employers.
The Accreditation Programme leads to professional recognition through to Certified Cost Engineer, and Chartered Engineer for those with relevant engineering-based academic qualifications and work experience. Our Accreditation Programme has been endorsed by the International Cost Engineering Council and benchmarked against the Engineering Council standards in the UK. Members can apply for benchmarking of their current skills against the standard. The Accreditation Board ensures that candidates receive support and guidance to enable them to successfully complete Accreditation, and the roll-out of online CPD measurement through mycareerpath will ensure that the Accreditation remains valid.
Please feel free to share the journal with any non-members who may find it interesting. We are always looking to extend our reach and encourage people to find out more about the Association. We offer free membership to students and reduced rates to graduate members, with the aim of encouraging people new to the profession to join the Association and take the first steps to a long and rewarding career.
Angela Pammenter President ACostE