Technologists, technicians and technical specialists achieve professional recognition through the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC (ASTTBC). The eighth largest self-regulating association in BC, ASTTBC has registered 10,000 Technology Professionals.
Technologists, technicians and technical specialists work in applied science technology fields such as architecture, bio-medical engineering, building, civil, electrical, electronics, environmental, fire protection, house inspection, information, mechanical, onsite wastewater and other related disciplines tied to the built and natural environment.
These Technology Professionals design, construct, inspect, test, maintain and manage most of the world around us including buildings, computers, electrical power, all manner of equipment, roads, environment, and water and wastewater systems. They work in private enterprise, for consulting engineering and technology companies, in all levels of government and as private consultants.
Technology Professionals enjoy stimulating and rewarding careers often involving a combination of inside work including design and project management as well as on-site field work. They are in high demand, even when the economy is slow. Technology Professionals' compensation varies, ranging from salaries of $60,000 to $125,000 and more, plus benefits. There are great opportunities for under-represented groups including women (currently 10% of the technology work force) and First Nations.
British Columbia conferred the status of a self-governing professional association on its technologists and technicians when the legislature passed the ASTT Act in 1985. The Act signaled a fundamental step on the journey from society initially formed in 1958 by a few visionaries to the fully-fledged professional association that is the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC. In 2010, the 25th anniversary of the ASTT Act, ASTTBC registered more than 9,500 technologists, technicians and technical specialists working in the vanguard of technology in all corners of BC. As of the 2013 Annual General Meeting this May, our active membership will number more than 10,000.
ASTTBC Applauds Telus and nine other firms innovating with robotics and electronic monitoring to enhance the human condition and create business enterprises such as breeding fish on land. All are profiled by BC Business in recognition of their leadership in the tech sector. Technology SIZZLES… and ASTTBC has helped draw attention to...View Post
ACEC-BC Recognizes Sponsors in Vancouver SUN advertisement. ASTTBC is there! Sponsorship of the Changing Face of Transportation conference hosted by the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – BC is one way that ASTTBC reaches out in support of employers of technology professionals. Many direct and indirect benefits flow from the excellent...View Post
Fun and games between Mayor Colin Basran (left) and ASTTBC CEO John Leech had an audience – ASTTBC Council member Jeff Collins, AScT (left) and Regional Manager and Manager, CSO, Bruce Stevens, AScT. The ASTTBC ‘court’ bequeathed an ASTTBC BBQ fork set to the Mayor with the warning that any cooking incidents...View Post
Are you passionate about Science World and the enormous contributions it makes to igniting a love of STEM in children and how it fosters curiosity about how our world works? On Tuesday, May 16, Science World is hosting a province-wide community consultation, inviting British Columbians to share ideas, visions and...View Post
Six senior officials from Servicio Nacional de Aprendizaje (SENA) in Bogota, Colombia accompanied by representatives from Northwest Community College, British Columbia visited the ASTTBC office on Thursday, April 27, 2017. SENA is a government mandated public entity focused on the development of quality technology education and training programs to meet...View Post