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 is celebrated Technology Skills Awareness Week (TSAW) and asked all members and colleagues in other associations and in education to enhance awareness of tech skills. A special mug was created to help draw attention to ASTTBC members’ work and contribution to the BC economy, public health and safety and sustainability...View Post
Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training, Melanie Mark, hosted ASTTBC in her office as part of the announcement of Technology Skills Appreciation Week (TSAW). Minister hosted Tina Bos, AScT, Senior Structural technologist at Herold Engineering, MJ Whitemarsh, Manager, Strategic Partnerships and ASTTBC CEO. In the time together CEO John...View Post
British Columbia’s technology sector is strong and growing and to celebrate the success of the sector and those who work in it, the BC government has proclaimed March 12th to 16th, as Technology Skills Appreciation Week (TSAW) in the Legislature on March 13th. “Technology Skills Appreciation Week in BC recognizes...View Post
Asbestos is the leading cause of work related deaths in Canada. Prior to 1990, asbestos can be found in over 3000 common building materials used in your home. Take the time to review this short video put together by ASTTBC House & Property Inspectors on how to protect yourself...View Post