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 concept of a Technology Workforce Resource Centre was the focus of a discussion between MLA Darryl Plecas (Abbotsford South) and ASTTBC CEO John Leech. Darryl Plecas is the Parliamentary Secretary to The Honourable Michelle Stilwell, Minister of Social Development and Social Innovation. “The concept being advanced by ASTTBC is...View Post
Kristy Brown, CTech initially began her career in 1996 in forestry technology with a diploma from BCIT. After several years, she went back to school and became a certified Civil Technician with a diploma from the College of New Caledonia in 2005. Kristy joined the City of Prince George in...View Post
The College of Applied Biology (CAB) is pleased to announce that Christine Houghton has joined the College as Executive Director effective February 7, 2017. “We are very excited that Christine is joining the College,” said Dr. Vanessa Craig, the College Council President. “Her leadership abilities, strategic insight, and management skills...View Post
Speaking as a sponsor at the Prince George and BC Chamber of Commerce Business Development Forum, John spoke about the contribution ASTTBC members make each and every day, and yet are not obvious to the average British Columbian. The public does not think about technology professionals when they are working...View Post
On January 27, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and TransLink co-hosted a one-day transportation conference showcasing the direction of the province’s transportation plans. The conference theme: The Changing Face of Transportation shared current and future technological trends, with a focus on green technologies and managing change.The conference drew the largest...View Post