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.
HEROLD ENGINEERING LIMITED is a well-diversified Vancouver Island based consulting civil and structural engineering company with our corporate office in Nanaimo and design offices in Victoria and Fort Nelson, BC. We are involved in a wide variety of building, municipal, transportation and marine projects throughout British Columbia with the majority...View Post
Bruce Stevens, AScT, Regional Manager in the Okanagan shares this report on ASTTBC’s strategic activities in the Okanagan Region. ASTTBC & BC Safety Authority ASTTBC attends BC Safety Authority Annual Public meeting on May 31st, to show support for the strong professional relationship between ASTTBC and BCSA. This is evident...View Post
Thank you Brenna, Bailey, Emiko, Megumi, Kiyomi, Glisha, Lily, Mackinley, Czarina, Kyah, Ocea, Emilio, Jude, Sadie, Brigitte, Alexander, Andre, Mya, Maddie, James, Jon, Jack, Allison, Julian, Carter, Sydney, Elisha, Ryan, Jayda, Grayson, Avery, Lloyd, Thea, Autumn, and Marj for submitting photos. The photo submissions were fabulous, beyond our expectations, and...View Post
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As a professional regulatory body ASTTBC monitors key developments that affect the professionals registered with ASTTBC and their contribution to BC’s economy and the environment. The recent opinion piece written by Keith Sashaw, President and CEO of the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – BC speaks to the balancing act between...View Post