TAC Celebrates World Standards Day

12, Oct, 2018

In celebration of World Standards Day on October 14th, Technology Accreditation Canada (TAC) reports it has progressed to the initial consultative phase of its CTAC Review Project.

Under the guidance of CSA Group, one of the largest standards development organizations in North America, working groups of educators and certified professionals from across the country are being formed to provide feedback on fundamental issues related to the format and structure of the national educational standards and the general learning outcomes, including mathematics. Following the consultation phase, proposed solutions to these issues will be posted for a sixty day public period by the end of this year, allowing all stakeholders to have input. 

“Our Standards Development Steering Committee has done a tremendous job of developing solutions to a number of key challenges with the current set of national standards”, comments Richard Stamper, TAC Executive Director. “This next phase of the project will ensure all stakeholders have an opportunity to provide feedback on the proposed solutions.”

A standard is a commonly agreed way of doing something. Standards not only make life simpler but are hugely important in increasing operability, effectiveness and efficiency of any repeated interaction. They are an important part of life in every industry. Standards are usually developed through consensus by experts and interested parties within an industry. They evolve to meet the continuing needs of an industry and in most cases, are adopted voluntarily. 

About TAC
Through accreditation, TAC is committed to partnering with educational institutions to ensure students receive the highest quality education that meets the standards of Canada’s engineering technology profession. For more information about TAC or how to apply for accreditation, please visit technologyaccreditation.ca.

Richard Stamper
Executive Director
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