Page 33 - Annual Report 2014-2015
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The Association goes all out to involve into common activity the hobby circles, basic schools, gymnasiums, professional education institutions, universities, applied higher schools, entrepreneurs, amalgamations of companies, unions and public sector. The Association also participates in composing the basic schools’ and gymnasiums’ curricula, doing it not only respecting the technology, but also contributing to composing the modern methods of teaching basic-school and gymnasium mathematics. There is a well-planned activity to achieve the goals of PACT. We organize regularly lectures, practical classes and supervising of hobby circles in basic schools, gymnasiums and professional education institu- tions. We have selected the target groups from schools, where most graduates enroll at universities to study areas of technology.
The Association participated actively at the cooperation conference of Research Agency. We presented the role of engineering and technology in development of society and the opportunities of youth for studies and work in the area. Broadening of the PACT by involvement of public sector and local self-governments is absolutely necessary for getting the PACT under way; it is the priority of the Association. Quite naturally involvement of the state and companies’ funds is needed to implement the activities of the Pact. We are eagerly hoping for support from Program TeaMe+, complemented by public applications contest for funding a single project to be organized within it in 2016.
The activities organised by Association:
• Roundtable “From research to business”
• Dissemination of information through Internet environ-
• Finalising the composing of engineer’s professional stan-
• Processing of Euro-engineer quali cation applications
• Adjustment of results of reforms of the Foundation Esto-
nian Quali cation Authority to working principles of the Association
The Association is represented in three professional councils and our member organizations participate in the work of 8 professional councils, including health and education.
The responsibility for the work on the substance of the case for awarding to the graduates of Estonian colleges and universities the primary profession has been vested in the Association since 2016. The standard of primary profession is being composed presently. It is our professed objective to grant to graduates of university master curriculum in engineering the profession “diploma engineer” (i.e. certi ed engineer), level 7, primary profession, to grant to graduates of university of applied sciences the profession “engineer”, level 6, primary profession.
The quali cation committees of member organizations of the Association are engaged in analysis on points of fact when awarding the engineer quali cation. Laws too, stipulate that engineer quali cation shall be mandatory in a number of specialist jobs, which has given a new impetus to the drive to seek the engineer quali cation. As suggested by the Association, members of faculty of higher schools teaching some professions must possess the engineer quali cation.
The Association has been delegated by Fédération Européene d’Associations Nationales d’Ingénieurs (FEANI) the right to accredit, subject to FEANI citeria, the higher education curricula, to be ful lled by applicant for quali cation of euro- engineer (EurIng). 

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