APWA announces strategic international partnerships

APWA has long played a role internationally, but APWA’s strategic plan includes two strategic goals that are bringing a new focus to the association’s engagement in international activities:

  • Develop strategic and global alliances with other organizations to promote APWA’s education and credentialing programs.
  • Serve as the best credentialing (certification and accreditation) resource for the public works community throughout the world.

To advance these goals, APWA has recently entered into two new international partnership collaboration agreements.

Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA)

In February, APWA and IPWEA entered into an agreement to expand their reach and deliver greater value through education to their members in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

IPWEA is an association of more than 4,750 professional members who deliver public works and engineering services to communities in Australia, New Zealand, and Canada.

APWA and IPWEA have an established history – extending as far back as 1998 – of technology exchange through study tours and attendance at each organization’s conferences. Since 2004, APWA has sponsored twenty individuals to study in Australia and New Zealand in collaboration with IPWEA as part of APWA’s Jennings Randolph International Fellowship program.

To coincide with the renewal of this important partnership, Insite: Community News by IPWEA recently featured a profile on APWA CEO Scott Grayson.

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Federación Mexicana de Colegios de Ingenieros Civiles A.C. (FEMCIC)

In February, APWA and FEMCIC entered into an agreement to expand their reach and deliver greater value through education to their members in the United States, Canada and México.

FEMCIC is a society of associations of civil engineers in México. FEMCIC’s 62 local chapters represent an average of 60,000 professionals in 29 of the 32 states that make up the country of México.

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