The Silicon Valley Engineering Council (SVEC) was envisioned by a group of engineers belonging to the Engineers Club of San Jose and led by Mr. Joe Louis. SVEC is a cooperative educational association of local engineering and technical societies that is formed to coordinate engineering programs, sponsor and promote educational activities, promote engineering career development among young people, and increase public understanding of the impact of engineering in enhancing the quality of life. It was also intended to integrate various engineering organizations throughout the Valley and the Greater Bay Area by providing a channel of communication and to enhance community exposure to engineering and technology.