30
May 2018

Internationally-Trained Engineers and Geoscientists Seminar

A Roadmap to Engineering and Geoscience Careers in Canada

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Date: Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM–9:00 PM
Location: Vancouver Public Library, 350 W. Georgia Street, (Alma Van Dusen and Peter Kaye Room) Vancouver, BC
Presenter: Brent Lyon, P.Eng.
Founder and Principal, Lyon Consulting

Nirad Chaudhari, MBA
Branch Manager, Randstad Engineering

Mrs. Wanda Kusumajuda, CCDP
Case Manager/Facilitator, Immigrant Services Society of British Columbia (ISS of BC)

Caroline Westra, B.Eng.
Manager, Academic and Experience Assessment, Engineers and Geoscientists BC
Credit: 2 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: $10.00 + GST = $10.50
Registrations at the door will be accepted space permitting.
Contact: [email protected]
Note: Sponsorship opportunities are available starting at $100.
Engineers and Geoscientists of BC's Vancouver and Richmond/Delta Branches will be hosting a seminar to help internationally-trained engineers and geoscientists transition into the Canadian job market and further advance within the field of engineering and geoscience. The guest speakers come from diverse backgrounds with experience across the industry. In addition, they are closely associated with recruiting and career coaching for engineering/geoscientist career aspirants.

Presentations for the evening will include:

  • The difference between job posting and job opportunities
  • Engineering market one-on-one
  • The role of immigrant-serving organizations in BC
  • The registration process with Engineers and Geoscientists BC

Schedule

  • 6:00 PM: Registration and refreshments
  • 6:15 PM: Opening remarks
  • 6:20 PM: Side Presentations – Answers from Engineers
  • 6:30 PM: Presentation 1 – The Difference Between Job Posting and Job Opportunities with Q&A
  • 7:00 PM: Presentation 2 – Engineering Market One-on-One with Q&A
  • 7:30 PM: Presentation 3 – The Role of Immigrant-Serving Organizations in BC with Q&A
  • 8:00 PM: Presentation 4 – The Registration Process with Engineers and Geoscientists BC with Q&A
  • 8:30 PM: Closing remarks
  • 8:35 PM: Networking
  • 9:00 PM: Event ends

Speakers

Brent Lyon, P.Eng.

Founder and Principal, Lyon Consulting

Presentation Title: The Difference Between Job Posting and Job Opportunities

Brent Lyon, P.Eng., has been an engineering and executive recruiter for over a decade, placing top technical talent worldwide from project engineers to presidents. He is a frequent speaker at universities, networking events, and conventions. He is the founder and principal of Lyon Consulting, and also the chair of the Sea-to-Sky Branch of Engineers and Geoscientists BC.

Nirad Chaudhari, MBA

Branch Manager, Randstad Engineering

Presentation Title: Engineering Market One-on-One

Nirad Chaudhari has 20 years of combined experience in developing talent acquisition strategies and leading high-performing recruiting teams. He has established and managed recruiting operations globally in Canada, USA, and India. He is a collaborative leader with strong interpersonal, negotiation, and stakeholder management skills dealing with all levels of leadership. He has a master's in business administration (MBA) with an undergrad in mechanical engineering, and has throughout his career augmented his knowledge and experience through other programs such as the CPHR (Certified Professional in Human Resources) certification.

Mrs. Wanda Kusumajuda, CCDP

Case Manager, Immigrant Services Society of British Columbia

Presentation Title: The Role of Immigrant-Serving Organizations in BC

Mrs. Wanda Kusumajuda is a Certified Career Counselor Practitioner, marketing strategist, and workshop facilitator with over 8 years of experience helping people with their job search though government-funded employment programs. Her experience is predominantly with newcomers and immigrants, which includes helping them get back into their pre-landing careers, or launching a new career in Canada. Other areas of her expertise are foreign credential assessment and recognition, career and education planning, and licensure and accreditation processes. She currently works in the Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants program at ISS of BC as a Case Manager/Facilitator for the Engineering/Construction and Information Technology Stream.

Caroline Westra, B.Eng.

Manager, Academic and Experience Assessment, Engineers and Geoscientists BC

Presentation Title: The Registration Process

Caroline Westra has bachelor’s degrees in physics and mechanical engineering. She is responsible for overseeing the academic and experience assessments for all engineering applications and is involved in the development and implementation of process improvements. She has spent the last twenty years helping applicants get registered with Engineers and Geoscientists BC, and has been involved in outreach describing the registration process to potential applicants, especially internationally trained professionals.

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