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.
The B.C. government has introduced legislation aimed at making sure decisions affecting the province’s natural resources are science-based, transparent and protect B.C.’s unique environment for future generations. The Professional Governance Act will, if passed, modernize and strengthen the roles and expectations of qualified professionals in the province, in turn providing...View Post
JOIN US IN CELEBRATING 60 YEARS! ASTTBC’s Technology Awards & Recognition Celebration will be held on Saturday, November 10th, 2018 from 5:30- 9:30 at the Westin Bayshore Hotel, Vancouver. This will be ASTTBC’s 30th year of showcasing our Technology Awards & Recognition Celebration and also the Association’s 60th Anniversary (1958 – 2018). We have planned an evening of celebration...View Post
It’s that time again… ASTTBC is looking for your feedback on how we are doing and what’s important to you! The 2018 Member Survey, previously known as the Member Satisfaction Survey, has been improved to focus on membership needs and what you value. Shorter by design, your thoughts and opinions will...View Post
On September 19th, ASTTBC and Engineers and Geosciences BC were invited to speak to approx. 300 BCIT engineering technology students about the value and importance of professional certification. Student registration with ASTTBC is FREE! Session Message: “A professional designation sets you apart from other job applicants and gets you noticed....View Post
Tracy Smith is a self-employed home inspector who provides unbiased, certified home inspections and technicial services in the Kamloops area. Tracy was recently interviewed by a Kamloops media outlet where she shared, “It’s very important to add to your credentials, no matter what line of work you’re in.” She also added...View Post