RE: STC Transformation -- info

Subject: RE: STC Transformation -- info
From: "Robert Milkovich" <RMilkovich -at- ADVANCEDUTILITY -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2004 10:36:37 -0400

Maybe there could be multiple types of certification - one for those
doing policy & procedures, another for software tech writers, etc.
There's no reason that there should be a one-size-fits-all approach -
this has just led to alienation and disagreement. The STC needs to
rethink certification with a broader view so that it is not an
instrument of exclusion.

I just don't understand why it is taking such a well-established org
such a long and difficult time to deal with this issue. There are other,
younger orgs who have developed, or are in the process of developing,
certifications. For example:

Webmaster certification -
Editor certification -
Trainer certification -

And there are many more examples. Microsoft MCSE and Adobe ACE programs.

In technical communication one gets a form of certification when one
finishes a technical communication certificate or degree program. For
example, the MS in Technical Communication from Rensselaer Polytechnical
Institute in Troy, NY:

My point is, others are doing it, why not STC? Think of the thousands of
dollars they could generate from certification and recertification fees
alone. If they are finding their revenue sources squeezed, certification
would open up a whole new revenue stream for them.

Roberto in Toronto

TechComm Dood wrote:
>> Maybe become a certifying organization?

> Here we go again... ;-)



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