BY DEREK J. McCUNE, MBA
Where can you find a website that targets the professional
development needs of Alberta's geoscience and engineering
communities? One that lists more than 400 technical and professional
development meetings, courses, events and opportunities, presented
by more than 25 different providers in more than a dozen locations
around the province?
The answer, of course, is PEGGasus, located at www.peggasus.ca.
Yes, beginning Nov. 24, PEGGasus will be open for business.
At that time, we will be sending an e-mail invitation to all
APEGGA members with e-mail addresses on file, complete with
a username and password for you to use to sign into the system.
The site will be ready for members to search, register and
pay for chosen professional development opportunities. There
will be some areas of the site still under construction as
we work on enhancements to bring even more services to you.
However, the basic services will be in place and we want to
introduce them to you. We know you've been waiting for PEGGasus
to begin working for you and we're ready to help you with
your professional development programs.
If you don't have a current e-mail address on file with APEGGA,
you're still welcome to join in. Just visit the site after
Nov. 24 and create your own profile, username and password.
Within the PEGGasus database you will find quite a range
of professional development opportunities. They include project
management programs; technical oil and gas seminars; electrical
workshops; academic courses in management, small business,
marketing and computers; and technical society meetings. There
will also be the full listing of APEGGA events.
And we're going to make using PEGGasus particularly worthwhile
for some of you. There will be incentives for visiting the
PEGGasus site and for using its services. Drop by the site
after Nov. 24 to learn the details.
Your PEGGasus development team will continue to expand the
scope and quantity of opportunities within the PEGGasus database.
Discussions in progress with institutions and companies could
double or even triple the number of opportunities in the database
in the near future. And we'll finish off those parts of the
website that are still under construction.
The PEGGasus vision is to bring together, in one location,
information about as many professional development events
and opportunities as possible - a location where these opportunities
can be searched, evaluated and selected by people in the Alberta
engineering and geoscience professions. We want to be your
resource of choice on matters of continuing professional development.
So visit the PEGGasus site beginning Nov. 24. And then bookmark
it as one of your Internet favourites.
Read more about PEGGasus.....here
(780) 426-3990, Ext. 322