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.
Last night’s Industry Panel and Networking Pub Night at BCIT was a success seeing over 150 students and industry attend. Thank you to our industry panelists Dorothy Ching, Fluor Canada; Rylin Halpin, McElhanney; David Marchand, Binnie and Cheyenne Miller, City of Vancouver. Thank you to Andrea Michaud, EGBC and Kim...View Post
“I will lead by listening. Listening to the front line staff, who have contact with our members and their challenges every day. Listening to the vision and direction put forward by the ASTTBC Council. Listening to the goals and objectives of our stakeholders, learning about strategic partnerships that are mutually...View Post
Theresa McCurry, BSc, PMP has been appointed by Council as the new CEO of ASTTBC, effective April 9th, 2018. “On behalf of the ASTTBC Council, I am delighted to welcome Theresa in her new role as CEO of ASTTBC,” said Trent Reid, CTech, ASTTBC President. “Her science and technology expertise...View Post
ASTTBC is launching an enhanced Employer Liaison Program (ELP) with the release of a new video that showcases several employers talking about the benefits of professional certification and regulation by ASTTBC. The video profiles three employers very supportive of ASTTBC professional certification. Watch the video HERE In addition to the...View Post