The USNC Young and Emerging Professionals (YEP) Committee encourages young and emerging professionals to participate in the work of the USNC and IEC and become engaged in their programs, trainings, and events. This group meets throughout the year to facilitate and coordinate opportunities for individuals with an interest in participating in standardization and conformity assessment activities for electrotechnologies.
In November 2019, the USNC YEP Committee began laying the foundation for a national program to expand the continued participation of young and emerging professionals beyond the former representatives of the IEC YP Programme. The goals, vision, and action plan are detailed in the U.S. National YEP Program Framework. The goal of this program is to create a platform for active engagement among all YEPs with interests in standards development and conformity assessment in the United States.
In this October 2021 webinar, leadership and staff of the U.S. National Committee of the International Electrotechnical Committee (USNC/IEC) introduced the USNC’s new National YEP Program, to be formally launched in early 2022. The goal of the program is to create a platform for active engagement among all U.S. young and emerging professionals with interests in standards and conformity assessment for electrotechnologies. Former USNC IEC YEPs shared their first-hand experience and answered questions about all the opportunities and benefits of getting involved.
This June 2021 webinar focused on how young and emerging professionals working in standards and conformity assessment can become involved with the USNC and IEC. We learned about the USNC 2021 IEC Young Professionals Competition and USNC Mentoring Program, providing details on how to apply to these programs. We also heard from previous IEC Young Professionals Programme participants as well as a USNC Mentoring Program protégé on their experiences.
This October 2020 webinar focused on the USNC Young and Emerging Professionals (YEP) Committee’s efforts to establish a national YEP program in the United States. We heard from IEC Young Professionals (YP) Program Officer, Aristea Kyriakati, on how the IEC supports national YP programs around the world. We learned about the IEC’s upcoming opportunities for YPs and the 2021 IEC YP Program as well. USNC YEP Committee Vice-Chair, Carolyn Hull, reviewed the goals and strategic objectives of the draft national YEP program principles document, which will serve as the foundation for the program in the US. Carolyn highlighted the YEP Committee’s focus on diversity as they plan the national YEP program’s outreach strategy. We also shared information on opportunities for YEPs working in standards and conformity assessment to become involved with the USNC and IEC.
This May 2020 Webinar focused on how young and emerging professionals working in standards and conformity assessment can become involved with the USNC and IEC. We heard from three previous IEC Young Professionals Programme participants on their experiences and learned about the benefits of participation for the individual and their employer. Details were also provided on the USNC 2020 IEC Young Professionals Competition and how to apply.