From the IEEE-USA Website:
PACE (Professional Activities Committees for Engineers) is a grassroots network of IEEE volunteers and committees organized at the section and chapter level in the United States with support from their respective regions and IEEE-USA. The goal of the PACE Network is to promote the professional interests of IEEE's U.S. members as well as provide a mechanism for communication of members' views on their professional needs.
Being technically proficient is only part of what it takes to become successful in the ever-changing global economy. More and more companies are beginning to recognize the added benefits of improving their workers' professional development skills and are opting to provide increased training for it. Professional development seminars are an effective vehicle to transmit professional awareness in a structured event that addresses members’ concerns. These seminars consist of non-technical topics such as career strategy, career makeover, leadership and communication skills, ethics, project management, etc.
The Duties for the PACE Committee and its Chair flow from the above description.
- Provide seminars / tutorials / etc. to further the professional development of the section membership.
- Provide job networking opportunities for section members
- Partner with corporate sponsors to hold job fairs for section members
- Provide social events for members to meet and network