Briefs & Reports
ASTTBC does not support AIBC proposed ‘ONE Act – One Association’ model. ASTTBC Position Statement on Professional Regulation of Architectural Technologists and Technicians – Building Designers.
On June 19th, 2007 ASTTBC along with industry stakeholders and
provincial government representatives started the process to identify priorities & solutions for addressing the increasing shortage of technology workers in BC.
ASTTBC believes the structure of professional regulation needs to be more effective. The Council has received and approved the presented proposal of Umbrella Legislation Model for discussion with other stakeholders.
BC's Premier Gordon Campbell and Alberta's Ralph Klein, together with the Hon. Colin Hansen, BC's Minister of Economic Development and Alberta's Minister of International and Intergovernmental Relations, the Hon. Gary Mar, signed the Trade, Investment and Labour Mobility Agreement (TILMA) on April 28, 2006. The agreement establishes a comprehensive understanding on trade, investment and labour mobility that applies to all sectors of the economy.
A Discussion Paper on the definition and regulation of electrical work, and in respect to technical certification and safety responsibility of those intending to perform electrical work
ASTTBC COUNCIL received the April 2006 Report at the May 2006 meeting and passed the following resolution:
"That the Professional Reliance Task Force report of April 2006 be received for information. ASTTBC Council expresses its appreciation to the Task Force and the MoFR for the contribution made to develop a framework for professional reliance. ASTTBC Council indicates its support for the professional reliance concept, the general guide outlined in the Report and ASTTBC's commitment to take an active role in future developments as professional reliance progresses to the next stage, with the understanding that the process will be fully inclusive, open, and transparent and that there will be fair and equitable consideration of all professional qualifications."
The purpose of this submission from the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of British Columbia (ASTTBC) to Geoff Plant, Q.C., Special Advisor on the Government of British Columbia’s Campus 2020: Thinking Ahead consultation, is to ensure that the development of a new post-secondary education strategic direction reflects the importance of technology education to British Columbians and to our economy.