21st June 2017 came as a blessing for the Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) as it received the prestigious title of being a full signatory of the Washington Accord.
Washington Accord is an international agreement between bodies that are responsible for accrediting the Engineering Degree Programmes in their respective signatory countries. It is a globally recognized standard of engineering education and accreditation system. It grants significant equivalence of degrees at an international level. This simply aims to benefit engineers with mobility across borders.
The PEC was representing Pakistan to avail this dignitary position since 2011. And, it finally succeeded in 2017.
So, congratulations to the engineers from Pakistan!!
As an outcome of the new agreement, the engineers from Pakistan will now get extraordinary opportunities to accomplish their dream of studying or getting a job abroad with no barriers for Competency Demonstration Report (CDR). They are even eligible for the Skills Assessment via the Accredited Qualifications pathway for the migration purpose.
To recognize if a particular qualification is accredited under the Washington Accord, it becomes inevitable for that particular qualification to be listed on the list of Washington Accord Accredited Qualifications. This list is available on the PEC website. Another important requirement is that that particular qualification has to be completed in or after 2017.
Kudos to the dignitaries of the PEC for achieving the highest milestone of global recognition by the Washington Accord!!
It seems like this has been a great year not only for the Engineers from Pakistan but also across the globe as there is back to back good news for them!