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.
British Columbia will Accelerate Canada’s Economic Growth as a Global Supercluster in Digital Technology On June 21st, a group of BC’s technology organizations announced the release of a commissioned report: British Columbia’s Digital Technology Supercluster. The report was prepared by Deloitte, with the support of the BC Tech Association, the Research Universities’...View Post
Summer is here and we are excited to line-up of Summer Camps available at the BIG Little Science Centre. Camp 1: Junior Science Camp July 10 – July 14 Junior Camp is for children who have finished Kindergarten and up, and provides hands-on science activities mixed with games, experiments, crafts...View Post
An anonymous ASTTBC Member gave our office 3 sealed Canada 150 envelopes with a cash prize. It was asked that we encourage children to celebrate our great country and what it means to be Canadian. During the Canada Day long weekend ask your child to take a photo of what...View Post
The City of Prince George recently hosted a City employee engagement event at the Civic Centre called City Services Showcase. This Showcase was put to help the City’s employees become more familiar with the departments of their work colleagues. A number of the City’s 600 employees are involved in engineering work...View Post
On May 30th, ASTTBC Foundation had the pleasure of awarding Bikramjit Singh with the John Leech Leadership Award for Electronics Engineering Technology at Camosun College. Pictured above is ASTTBC Council Member – Secretary-Treasurer, David Sparanese, AScT, CPWI 3 (left) and Bikram Singh. Bikramjit recently completed his second year in the Electronics and...View Post