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Created On: 25 January 2011 12:30 PM
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 03 February 2011 09:12 AM
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amillar

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Originally posted by: simongallagher
There are still pleanty more who want things changed, but are not prepared to give the time and effort to change things!

Mea Culpa. Having just given up a couple of other voluntary/committee functions I did seriously wonder about standing for one of the IET bodies, but then remembered why I gave up the other things (i.e. life's too short and families grow up too fast!).

I don't count being on the LN committee because that's fun

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 03 February 2011 11:17 AM
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mbirdi

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Originally posted by: amillar
History shows that, for example, a strong feeling on these forums does not neccesarily represent a strong feeling across the membership (those of us who were in the IEE before the "merger / name change" know this very well, these forums were almost unanimously opposed to it!).

Well why don't they introduce optional extras to the basic membership fees. That way anyone who want CEng or IEng etc on their card can purchase it at cost price. Then if enough members ask for certain types of optional extras, the IET could negotiate a discount price (like with the Diary) and offer them to members at large at reduced price?
 03 February 2011 01:20 PM
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Aitken1953

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Lot of common sense being spoken but is anyone listening ?
 09 February 2011 06:19 AM
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Aitken1953

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Looks like no one is listening
 09 February 2011 06:05 PM
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dvaidr

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This is inane. Card/not card. What's it going to do for the profession? We're trying to promote the professional standing of Engineers in the UK, and yet we act as though we're only a few months past sixth form college!
 10 February 2011 05:56 AM
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Aitken1953

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Do you not think having a Professional Engineers Card will go some way to promote engineering ?
 10 February 2011 11:57 AM
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danielscott

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Originally posted by: dvaidr

This is inane. Card/not card. What's it going to do for the profession? We're trying to promote the professional standing of Engineers in the UK, and yet we act as though we're only a few months past sixth form college!


Dvaidr,

There have been 45 replies to the original posting and maybe 8 members have responded. I don't see the need to suggest they are acting like sixth formers, as they are entitled to their opinions.

Maybe you should look in the mirror, considering some of your previous postings.

Daniel
 10 February 2011 12:14 PM
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Aitken1953

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Sounds right to me Daniel
 10 February 2011 12:41 PM
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agnessegal

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Staff are watching this thread. But the position for the moment remains as I stated earlier. The IET will not issue cards with Registration status unless those cards are dated and expire annually.
I am interested that you have the view that there are members who might be willing to pay a realistic cost for an annual card showing their registration status. We can certainly research that idea along with ideas about other membership services.
At present however, the fact that only a very small number of people request letters confirming their membership and registration status leads me to expect that few people would be interested to purchase cards.

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 10 February 2011 01:02 PM
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Aitken1953

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Agnes,
Is it not possible to have the facility for those that want to pay ?, some people will not be interested for their own reasons.
 10 February 2011 04:11 PM
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agnessegal

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It is not possible without some development work. It could be done, but there would have to be sufficient demand to justify the cost of that development. We will put the idea into the pot for consideration.

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 10 February 2011 04:27 PM
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faisal18may1982

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Nothing Ventured - Nothing Gained

Agnes, thanks for replying.

I agree with your comments below and understand the reasoning.

"The IET will not issue cards with registration status unless those cards are dated and expire annually."

As mentioned previously, there are only a small number of members who decided to contribute to this forum. Researching the idea (Professional Registration Cards / other services) sounds good to me.

How do the other the fellow institutes handle this service?

Can we have an approx. cost for the registration cards, please?

Can anyone think of an alternative "portable" way of promoting our professional institution?
 14 February 2011 08:33 AM
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AndyTaylor

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I like the idea of a card, and would be willing to pay £10 or less per year.

Currently there is no obvious need for cards, otherwise they would already exist, but once created they can have their uses e.g. if they carry electronic information they could be useful at IET organised/sponsored events for registration etc.

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 14 February 2011 10:36 AM
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Aitken1953

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Andy,
The engineering council used to issue cards for professional registration, if you required a new card it was £5 - Possibly that would be £10 now as it was a while back
 14 February 2011 11:07 AM
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mbirdi

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Originally posted by: agnessegal
At present however, the fact that only a very small number of people request letters confirming their membership and registration status leads me to expect that few people would be interested to purchase cards.

When the IEE thought up the idea of changing its name to IET, was this due to demand by the majority of members or the few senior IET executives?

If the majority of IET members decide they are disinterested in IT or connecting to the internet, does this mean the IET are happy to go along with their wishes to remain disinterested and so offer a limited online presence for the minority of members who are interested?

Edited: 15 February 2011 at 01:22 PM by mbirdi
 15 February 2011 03:43 PM
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manadasor

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As a member of the Institute of Personnel and Development I receive each year a new card which has printed on the information that I am Chartered MCIPD.

Ron McMurtrie, CEng FIEE.
 15 February 2011 06:30 PM
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jcm256

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To help promote the ICT Tech only:
IET is the sole Licensed Member institution for registration of Information and Communications Technology Technician (ICT Tech) on the Engineering Council behalf. For all the few who have registered so far it would not cost that much to provide a IET/ Engineering Council plaque to the ICT Tech employer to put in suitable place where it can be seen by all employees in the IT business. With this sort of promotion you know what happens one name on more will want their name on.

J Moore I Eng MIET
 18 February 2011 06:36 AM
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Aitken1953

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It is only what anyone would expect Ron, bit silly you cannot demonstrate your professional registration without carrying around your Diploma
 23 September 2013 02:14 PM
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Aitken1953

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Still no signs that registrants can prove their Level of Registration without carrying around a Diploma
 23 September 2013 06:48 PM
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mbirdi

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Originally posted by: Aitken1953
Still no signs that registrants can prove their Level of Registration without carrying around a Diploma

Why not take a photo of your Diploma with a smartphone; then you can show it, to anyone, on the screen. Even better would be if the IET had an App for members to create their personal business card for email and printing.
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