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1 NCSL INTERNATIONAL SERVING THE WORLD OF MEASUREMENT CREATING AWARENESS OF METROLOGY EDUCATION & TRAINING Graham Cameron NCSLI Canadian Education Contact & Standards Council of Canada Consultant, Specialist Canadian Fall 2007 Workshop & Symposium Ottawa, ON

2 NCSL INTERNATIONAL SERVING THE WORLD OF MEASUREMENT NCSLI Education & Training Our Vision: Our Vision: Promote competitiveness and success of NCSL International members by improving the quality of products and services through excellence in calibration, testing, and metrology education and training.

3 NCSL INTERNATIONAL SERVING THE WORLD OF MEASUREMENT WHY CONCENTRATE ON METROLOGY EDUCATION & TRAINING ? From the NCSLI perspective - “Metrology community is facing a shortage of qualified, trained metrology personnel across the U.S.” “Metrology community is facing a shortage of qualified, trained metrology personnel across the U.S.” “VP Education & Training developed and implementing a plan to increase the opportunities for NCSLI members to obtain technical training.” “VP Education & Training developed and implementing a plan to increase the opportunities for NCSLI members to obtain technical training.”

4 NCSL INTERNATIONAL SERVING THE WORLD OF MEASUREMENT STANDARDS COUNCIL STRATEGIC PRIORITY # 1 ACTIVITY # to 2008 Strategy & Objective for the educational sector - “ Foster the use of standards in curricula Standards curricula integrated into Canadian universities and colleges”

5 NCSL INTERNATIONAL SERVING THE WORLD OF MEASUREMENT FY “ ENCOURAGE THE DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF STANDARDIZATION EDUCATION AND TRAINING IN CANADA, PARTICULARLY IN POST-SECONDARY AND TRADE SECTORS”

6 NCSL INTERNATIONAL SERVING THE WORLD OF MEASUREMENT 1. Metrology & Standards Outreach Ensure awareness of metrology, measurement sciences, and needs for calibration and standards in such a way that it is readily recognized by organizational managers and the general public. Ensure awareness of metrology, measurement sciences, and needs for calibration and standards in such a way that it is readily recognized by organizational managers and the general public.

7 NCSL INTERNATIONAL SERVING THE WORLD OF MEASUREMENT WHO NEEDS TO BE INFORMED ? High school teachers High school teachers Career counselors Career counselors Students Students Parents Parents Girl Guide and Boy Scout leaders Girl Guide and Boy Scout leaders Science Fair organizers Science Fair organizers In the various catchment areas In the various catchment areas

8 NCSL INTERNATIONAL SERVING THE WORLD OF MEASUREMENT Multimedia Outreach Project Create an interactive multimedia product (Resource DVD) for Metrology careers

9 NCSL INTERNATIONAL SERVING THE WORLD OF MEASUREMENT The Model: Butler County Community College General Metrology background General Metrology background Physical Physical Chemical Chemical Electrical Electrical Professional alumni testimonials Professional alumni testimonials Targets audience with youthful & energetic tone Targets audience with youthful & energetic tone

10 NCSL INTERNATIONAL SERVING THE WORLD OF MEASUREMENT Multimedia DVD Content Video Video Brief version (3 min)- Metrology career one-stop to distribute and post on career websites Brief version (3 min)- Metrology career one-stop to distribute and post on career websites Longer video- Metrology overview Longer video- Metrology overview Career vignettes and testimonials Career vignettes and testimonials Interactive Interactive Linked to an interest quiz Linked to an interest quiz Use examples of “high profile” Metrology Use examples of “high profile” Metrology

11 NCSL INTERNATIONAL SERVING THE WORLD OF MEASUREMENT Multimedia DVD Content Resources Resources Pamphlet Pamphlet Job description, career paths, income Job description, career paths, income URL links to national Metrology organizations and educational programs URL links to national Metrology organizations and educational programs NCSLI membership opportunities and benefits NCSLI membership opportunities and benefits Educator resources Educator resources Measurement lesson plans (e.g., K-4, 5-8, 9-12, 13+) Measurement lesson plans (e.g., K-4, 5-8, 9-12, 13+)

12 NCSL INTERNATIONAL SERVING THE WORLD OF MEASUREMENT 4.Metrology Education Provide multiple fora for metrology educators to interact, and to encourage sharing of ideas and resources, and to help ensure that stakeholder educational needs are met. Provide multiple fora for metrology educators to interact, and to encourage sharing of ideas and resources, and to help ensure that stakeholder educational needs are met.

13 NCSL INTERNATIONAL SERVING THE WORLD OF MEASUREMENT 6.Training Opportunities Ensure development, implementation, and recognition of real- time (fast-response) metrology training. Ensure development, implementation, and recognition of real- time (fast-response) metrology training.

14 NCSL INTERNATIONAL SERVING THE WORLD OF MEASUREMENT 10.Collaboration Ensure that the entire metrology community and stakeholders work together to gain synergy in achieving our goals. Ensure that the entire metrology community and stakeholders work together to gain synergy in achieving our goals.

15 NCSL INTERNATIONAL SERVING THE WORLD OF MEASUREMENT #10: Collaboration Activities: Activities: We are partnering with:We are partnering with: MSC SessionMSC Session Who else?Who else? 1.Metrology & Standards Outreach Human Resources 2. Career Paths 3. Personnel QualificationEducation 4. Formal ProgramsTraining 5. Training Resources 6. Training Opportunities (Events) 7. Training Assessment Infrastructure 8. Knowledge Management 9. Technology Trend Analysis 10. Collaboration 11. Funding Measurement Science Conference Measurement Quality Division

16 NCSL INTERNATIONAL SERVING THE WORLD OF MEASUREMENT CANADIAN INPUT TO THE PROCESS Cameron attends most Education & Training Committees held contiguously with NCSL International & Measurement Science Conferences Cameron attends most Education & Training Committees held contiguously with NCSL International & Measurement Science Conferences Canadian Contact person for Committee Education System Liaison Canadian Contact person for Committee Education System Liaison Gave invited paper at NCSLI “The Canadian Experience In Metrological Education & Training” Gave invited paper at NCSLI “The Canadian Experience In Metrological Education & Training” Liaison with Canadian organization to update / harmonize (to the extent it is practical) National Occupation Classifications Liaison with Canadian organization to update / harmonize (to the extent it is practical) National Occupation Classifications

17 NCSL INTERNATIONAL SERVING THE WORLD OF MEASUREMENT Test Equipment Clearing House Develop a link on the NCSLI website Develop a link on the NCSLI website Create a clearinghouse of test and measurement equipment Create a clearinghouse of test and measurement equipment From labs, companies, and manufacturers to donate to educational institutions From labs, companies, and manufacturers to donate to educational institutions Equipment manuals may be included Equipment manuals may be included Available equipment can be listed by donators, special instructions on shipping, set-up etc. Available equipment can be listed by donators, special instructions on shipping, set-up etc.

18 NCSL INTERNATIONAL SERVING THE WORLD OF MEASUREMENT Educational institutions can browse site Educational institutions can browse site See if immediate needs can be fulfilled See if immediate needs can be fulfilled Section to post needs for donators to browse Section to post needs for donators to browse Offer instruction on the donation process Offer instruction on the donation process Including proper forms and transaction documents needed for tax credit for the donators, shipping cost calculation, etc. Including proper forms and transaction documents needed for tax credit for the donators, shipping cost calculation, etc. Test Equipment Clearing House

19 NCSL INTERNATIONAL SERVING THE WORLD OF MEASUREMENT Metrology Graduate Outreach Project Provide new metrology graduates Provide new metrology graduates Congratulation letter Congratulation letter NCSLI welcome package NCSLI welcome package Possibly one year student membership Possibly one year student membership To be discussed with NCSLI Board of Directors To be discussed with NCSLI Board of Directors

20 NCSL INTERNATIONAL SERVING THE WORLD OF MEASUREMENT Metrology Internship Project Develop a list of available metrology internships Develop a list of available metrology internships NCSLI Online Job Board NCSLI Online Job Board Add internship category Add internship category Encourage Encourage Postings by NCSLI members Postings by NCSLI members Utilization by students and educational institutions Utilization by students and educational institutions Benefits Benefits Utilize current infrastructure Utilize current infrastructure Target “Job Seekers” using the forum Target “Job Seekers” using the forum

21 NCSL INTERNATIONAL SERVING THE WORLD OF MEASUREMENT THANKS IN ADVANCE Please send your suggestions to: Graham Cameron STANDARDS COUNCIL OF CANADA ALBERT ST. OTTAWA, ON K1P 6N7 Tel: (613) , ext. 496


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