Strathcona County awarded for support of technology professionals

May 17, 2017

Strathcona County awarded for support of technology professionals

Photo caption: Strathcona County was awarded 2017 ASET Technical Employer of the Year. In attendance: ASET CEO Barry Cavanaugh; Richard Dekker, Manager, Right-of-Way Management, Strathcona County; and Strathcona County ASET-certified staff.

Strathcona County has been awarded the 2017 ASET Technical Employer of the Year award from the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET).

The award is presented to an employer for its outstanding contribution to technology, and recognizes organizations that excel at supporting, promoting, utilizing, and rewarding technicians and technologists.

“Recognition as ASET Technical Employer of the Year shows we are on the right track towards our business plan goal as an employer of choice, attracting and retaining the best people in all aspects of municipal service delivery,” says Mayor Roxanne Carr. “We are fortunate to have many highly skilled employees, including technical professionals with ASET designation. Supporting our employees’ professional development contributes to many elements of the County’s success.”

There are currently 48 County employees with ASET certification.

Employers who make maximum use of their technology professionals are considered for the award. Professional development, encouragement of volunteerism, community involvement, corporate achievements, safety, innovation, profitability, and growth are also considered key factors.

More information about ASET awards.


Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of over 98,000 residents. Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of refining in Western Canada. With a focus on economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.

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