International Standards and Conformity Assessment for all electrical, electronic and related technologies

IEC Young Professionals Programme


What is it?

The Young Professionals Programme brings together the world's upcoming expert engineers, technicians and managers. It provides them with more opportunities to shape the future of international standardization and conformity assessment in the field of electrotechnology.


Benefits of participating

  • Get your voice heard in the international arena and help shape the future of global standardization and conformity assessment.
  • Enhance networking opportunities and help cultivate a long-term environment for the involvement of young people from all over the world in international standardization.
  • Ensure the future of technology transfer.
  • Develop awareness of the IEC's work and maximize benefits from being involved in international standardization.


What IEC Young Professionals and their employers say:


I'm now part of a national [technical] committee and the plan for the future is to become a member of at least one international committee. - Linda Gustafsson, Project Engineer
The most valuable outcome is changing the way and attitude to research and organize the standardization actives. Example, we are discussing which IEC standards should be introduced as Chinese national or industry standards. I told members that IEC standards works like backbone, we can use them. - Zhang Hong, Seinior Engineer
We are sure that this Young Professional Programme is especially valuable for a company to educate young people who are involved in standardization activities and to assist their view expansion. - IDEC Corporation
I am very pleased of Mr. Keith Sunderland’s involvement and contributions to IEC as a Young Professional and his work in Ireland relating to national standards. Keith has made significant contributions on behalf of the Dublin Institute of Technology and the School of Electrical Engineering Systems and he has my full support as a participant of IEC related activities. - Dublin Institute of Technology
Through its educational and networking opportunities, the Young Professionals Programme has reinforced why being involved in the IEC is important for our staff, our company and society at large. - REfficient Inc
Participation in the IEC Young Professionals Programme provided Daniel O'Shea with exposure into the inner workings of the IEC standards development system, particularly including the IEC management structure such as the Standardization Management Board (SMB). Daniel's understanding of the IEC system has helped him better understand how he (and ultimately UL) can more effectively participate in IEC activities. Daniel's experiences with the IEC Young Professionals Programme have additionally helped other UL staff as he has become a resource expert within UL. - UL
There is a clear need for improvement in succession planning in the standards development field and the IEC Young Professionals Programme is a great vehicle for this. I strongly support the IEC Young Professionals Programme, the benefit to our company of having staff contribute to this year’s programme is priceless. Since becoming aware of this programme and committing to support it we have never looked back, the return in investment far exceeds any associated cost. - BWES