History

The Interprovincial Power Engineering Curriculum Committee (IPECC) was formed in 1974.

This committee is delegated by, and is responsible to, the Standardization of Power Engineer Examinations Committee (SOPEEC).

It is self-governing and exists to serve the public-benefit;

  • Does not distribute profits to owners, members, directors, or managers;
  • Is voluntary (benefits to some degree from voluntary contributions of time or money);
  • Is currently operating in the Canada and has been in existence since 1974

Purpose

  1. to reinforce the relationships and collaboration between Industry, Educators, Training Providers and Jurisdictiuonal Bodies (SOPEEC and ACI) in general and, in particular, their connection to the Interprovincial Curriculum Documents which interpret the training scope and depth required by the National Training Syllabi.
  2. to encourage all Colleges in Canada to implement the proposals brought forth and approved at these meetings.
  3. to fulfill the role as Canada's central vehicle for the public dialog about program materials, information, and instructional techniques for the Power Engineering and related professions.

Clarification of acronyms:

IPECC: Interprovincial Power Engineering Curriculum Committee
SOPEEC: Standardization of Power Engineering Examinations Committee
ACI: Association of Chief Inspectors

Overview of relationship between Committees:

IPECC

  • It owns the Curriculum Documents
  • It suggests changes to the National Training Syllabi to SOPEEC.
  • It is an ad-hoc sub-committee of SOPEEC.

SOPEEC

  • It Creates the National Certification Exams which test those topics contained in the National Training Syllabi
  • It makes recommendations to ACI on changes to the National Training Syllabi
  • It is a formal sub-committee of ACI

ACI

  • It owns the National Training Syllabi
  • It gives final approval of changes recommended by SOPEEC

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Past Committee Chairs

2012 Winnipeg, Manitoba
Chair: Brent Boutilier – Power Engineering Instructor, Fairview Campus, NAIT
Vice Chair: Mitch McNeil – Academic Chair, SAIT

2011 Halifax, Nova Scotia
Chair: Brent Boutilier – Power Engineering Instructor, Fairview Campus, NAIT
Vice Chair: Henry Hau – Chief Operating Engineer, Stat Oil

2010 Saint John, New Brunswick
Chair: John Cerniuk – Chief Operating Engineer, Duffin Creek WPCP, Durham Region
Vice Chair: Brent Boutilier – Power Engineering Instructor, Fairview Campus, NAIT

2009 Montreal, Quebec
Chair: John Cerniuk – Chief Operating Engineer, Duffin Creek WPCP, Durham Region
Vice Chair: Brent Boutilier – Power Engineering Instructor, Fairview Campus, NAIT

2008 Toronto, Ontario
Chair: John Cerniuk – Chief Operating Engineer, Duffin Creek WPCP, Durham Region
Vice Chair: Brent Boutilier – Power Engineering Instructor, Fairview Campus, NAIT

2007 St.John's Newfoundland
Chair: John Cerniuk – Chief Operating Engineer, Duffin Creek WPCP, Durham Region
Vice Chair: Brent Boutilier – Power Engineering Instructor, Fairview Campus, NAIT

2006 Regina, Saskatchewan
Chair: Garry White – Chief Instructor, BCIT
Vice Chair: John Cerniuk– Chief Operating Engineer, Duffin Creek WPCP, Durham Region

2005 Calgary, Alberta
Chair: Garry White – Chief Instructor, BCIT
Vice Chair: John Cerniuk– Greater Toronto Airports Authority

2004 Halifax, Nova Scotia
Chair: Bill Welsh – SIAST
Vice Chair: Garry White – Chief Instructor, BCIT

2003 Vancouver, British Columbia
Chair: Bill Welsh – SIAST
Vice Chair: Garry White – Chief Instructor, BCIT

2002 Banff, Alberta
Chair: Bill Welsh – SIAST
Vice Chair: Garry White – Chief Instructor, BCIT

2001 Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Vice Chair/Acting Chair: Bill Welsh –SIAST

2000 Winnipeg, Manitoba
Chair: Larry Sever – Power Engineering Instructor, SAIT
Vice Chair: Bill Welsh -SIAST

1999 St. John’s, Newfoundland
Chair: Larry Sever – Power Engineering Instructor, SAIT
Vice Chair: Bill Welsh -SIAST

1998 Toronto, Ontario
Chair: Larry Sever – Power Engineering Instructor, SAIT

1997 Halifax, Nova Scotia
Chair: Larry Sever – Power Engineering Instructor, SAIT
Vice Chair: Bill Welsh – SIAST

1996 Victoria, British Columbia
Chair: Joe Brown – Power Engineering Instructor, BCIT
Vice Chair: Larry Sever – Power Engineering Instructor, SAIT

1995 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Chair: Joe Brown – Power Engineering Instructor, BCIT
Vice Chair: Larry Sever – Power Engineering Instructor, SAIT