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-Building Designers received a positive response from the building officials at this year’s annual BOABC conference in Kelowna. Many building inspectors, who spent time stopping by the ASTTBC’s booth at the event, felt encouraged and were supportive of ASTTBC-BD’s efforts to ensure that all individuals practicing building design in the province...View Post
Through an expanded partnership with Science World British Columbia, ASTTBC was invited to participate in the Community Science Celebration (CSC) in Castlegar on Saturday, April 14th, 2018 which culminated a week of science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and innovation activities taking place throughout the region. The theme and highlight for this free...View Post
On April 28th, we pause to remember workers killed and those who still suffer from a work-related injury or illness, their lives and livelihoods forever compromised. The ASTTBC Code of Ethics, Principle One states: Members of ASTTBC shall hold paramount the safety, health and welfare of the public, the protection...View Post
Theresa McCurry, ASTTBC’s new CEO has spent the last two weeks “learning by listening”, as promised to staff on April 9th when she began her tenure. An ASTTBC Council meeting on April 12th, highlighted a proposal to review ASTT Act and ASTTBC Regulations to enhance clarity, consistency and alignment. Forty people...View Post
Troy Life & Fire Safety Ltd. is one of Canada’s largest service providers for life safety systems, with a rich history and enviable experience in all facets of the life safety industry. A private corporation formed in 1979, Troy has 28 offices coast to coast and a talent pool of...View Post