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About Speatbc

Goals
SPEATBC (The Society of Punjabi Engineers And Technologists of British Columbia) is a non-profit organization, which has successfully brought together Engineers and Technologists from different disciplines from both Canada and the Indian subcontinent. SPEATBC was incorporated under the Societies Act of British Columbia on May 16, 1995. SPEATBC represents all disciplines including Electrical, Computer, Civil, Mechanical, Chemical, Environmental, Metallurgical Engineers and all Applied Science Technologists and Technicians. SPEATBC provides free services to its growing number of members, which has reached over 500 members this year.
The Society hopes to promote the engineering profession in the Punjabi community and to foster a spirit of fellowship amongst its members. For most of us, it is a great way to get to know other engineers and gain knowledge from others. For new graduates and new immigrants it is especially a great way to network and create contacts.
The goals or purpose of this non-profit society are:
  • To promote the Engineering profession in the Punjabi and Indo Canadian community and the general community at large.
  • To promote the Punjabi and Indo Canadian culture in the Engineering profession and the general community at large.
  • To provide assistance to students, new graduating engineers and new immigrant engineers in the areas of professional guidance and career development.
  • To assist Punjabi and Indo Canadian Engineers and Technologists to integrate into the mainstream Engineering profession and community.
  • To provide a forum for social and professional contact.
  • To foster a spirit of fellowship amongst its members.
  • To co-operate with other existing societies in Canada or elsewhere whose purposes and principles are of a professional nature and similar to those to which this Society is dedicated.
Services Offered
  • For engineering students, it is a great way to get to know other engineers and gain knowledge about the industry.
  • For new immigrants, it provides career guidance and is a great way to create potential employment contacts in a new country.
  • For professional engineers and technologists who are already employed, it is a great way to network with other engineers and develop potential business clients.
Some of the ACCOMPLISHMENTS of SPEATBC over the last 5 years:
  • Scholarships for students in an engineering or technology related field
  • Offer business skills and knowledge based seminars
  • Industry Tours of local engineering companies
  • Summer Picnic for Engineers, Technologists and their families
  • Email Newsletter to its members
  • Memorandum of Understanding with ASTTBC (The Applied Science Technologists & Technicians of British Columbia)
  • Letter of Understanding with APEGBC (The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia)
  • Annual Dinner Banquet attended by over 500 Engineers, Technologists and their families each year.