AETTNL, the Association of Engineering Technicians and Technologists of Newfoundland and Labrador, was formed in 1968. The intent of the Association was to represent the interests of the growing number of technicians and technologists in the Province.
In 1968, with the sponsorship of the Association of Professional Engineers of Newfoundland (APEN), the Association of Engineering Technicians and Technologists of Newfoundland (AETTN) was formed. At inception, AETTN had less than 50 members and was operated under a bylaw of APEN. APEN developed a constitution for AETTN consistent with the Engineering Profession Act. This constitution ensured that APEN had a majority on the Board of Examiners, thus giving them the power to decide upon acceptance of technicians and technologists into AETTN.