SJEC Celebrates 50 Years

The San Joaquin Engineers Council will celebrate its fiftieth anniversary at its annual banquet to be held in February of 2017.  The 50th Engineer of the Year will be presented as well at this years Distinguished Service Award recipient.  All living past recipients of the Engineer of the Year, as well as Distinguished Service Award recipients have been invited to attend the festivities, about 48.  Attendance at the banquet will be 150-180 people who include engineers, educators and allied professionals as well as high school seniors who will be receiving scholarships and their parents.

In 1966, several engineers from differing disciplines got together to form a social group, to assist students wishing to become engineers, and to honor an engineer that made contributions to the Engineering community.  The group called themselves the San Joaquin Council of Engineers.  Later the name was changed to San Joaquin Engineers Council during incorporation as a non profit Corporation.  SJEC and its member organizations represent 1,000 engineers, design firms, and allied professionals.

SJEC's Scholarship Award Program is unique.  There is no other similar organization where engineers and allied professionals come together to support students wishing to pursue an engineering education.  Since 1979, SJEC has awarded over twp hundred and eighty dollars in scholarships to 248 deserving students.  In 2016, SJEC awarded 5 scholarships totaling $10,000.

Certificate From Congress