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Professional Engineers Day


WHEREAS, licensed professional engineers are dedicated to applying scientific knowledge, mathematics, and ingenuity to develop solutions for technical, societal, and commercial problems while holding paramount the public health, safety, and welfare; and

WHEREAS, in order to a become licensed professional engineer, one must complete a four-year college degree, work under a professional engineer for at least four years, pass two intensive competency exams, and earn a license from Virginia’s Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation; and

WHEREAS, professional engineers must continually maintain and improve their skills throughout their career to retain their licenses; and

WHEREAS, licensed professional engineers have made substantial contributions to Virginia’s economy; and

WHEREAS, Professional Engineers Day celebrates the many accomplishments of Virginia’s professional engineers, and encourages children and young adults to further their education in the field of engineering;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Ralph S. Northam, do hereby recognize August 1, 2018, as PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS DAY in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.