CTTAM's history

The Certified Technicians & Technologists Association of Manitoba was established in 1965. Listed below are some key dates and events in the association's history.

  • CTTAM Incorporation date: October 28, 1965;
  • Association name changed from MANSCETT to CTTAM on July 27, 1995;
  • The Manitoba Society of Certified Technicians and Technologists Inc. name changed to The Certified Technicians and Technologists Association of Manitoba Inc. on July 27, 1995;
  • The Certified Applied Science Technologist Act Assented on June 29, 1998;
  • The Office of the Fire Commissioner Limited Electrical Licence M-T (Technician or Technologist) was granted on January 1, 2006;
  • CTTAM becomes a member of Technology Accreditations Canada (TAC) on November 12, 2019;
  • CTTAM becomes a member of Technology Professionals Canada (TPC) in 2020 and
  • CTTAM closes physical office at 602-1661 Portage Avenue on June 30, 2020

To view more of our history, please view the PDF files listed below.

The Birth of a Professional Association - October 28, 1965

Only fifty odd years ago, there was no such thing as an Engineering Technologist in Manitoba. While many workers were referred to as Technicians, there were no standards to define an Engineering Technician either. It was around this time that the Manitoba Institute of Technology began, now Red River College.The institute graduated the very first technologists in Manitoba. While there were people out in the workplace capably doing the work of a technologist, they weren't recognized as such and did not have transferable credentials, either nationally or internationally, that would allow them mobility. 

The Right to Title - The Applied Science Technologists Act

Talk about Right to Title and licensing dates back to the early day of the organization. But it would be the mid-1970s before serious discussions got underway. At that point, MANSCETT determined that the best approach would be a team effort working in concert with APEM — passage of an Act would most assuredly need their support. While some other provinces did not benefit from such a close relationship with their respective professional engineering associations, CTTAM worked hand-in-glove with APEM to achieve this end.

50 Years of Achievement - The CTTAM Story

In celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Certified Technicians and Technologists Association of Manitoba (CTTAM), originally called the Manitoba Society of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (MANSCETT), we also celebrated the opportunity to share the history of our organization, the work of those who have toiled so hard to take us to where we are today.