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 gathered at the Pinnacle Hotel in North Vancouver on October 13th for their annual conference and educational session. Attendees enjoyed presentations on numerous subjects such as the new BC Building Act, the revised structure of the Building Officials Association of BC, common BC Building Code questions, Errors and...View Post
Engaging those who are under-represented in the work force was the focus of the discussion with Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, Shane Simpson. In 2016-17, ASTTBC worked with the Ministry to complete a study of the current state of employment of people with diversabilities in the engineering and...View Post
The BC Technology Association announced today that Jill Tipping has been appointed as the new President and CEO, effective November 22nd, 2017. Jill joins BC Tech from Schneider Electric Solar, the Burnaby-based global supplier of solar power conversion solutions and leading player in BC’s thriving CleanTech sector, where she is...View Post
Premier John Horgan has announced he will re-establish a human rights commission and appointed Delta North MLA and Parliamentary Secretary of Sport and Multiculturalism Ravi Kahlon to lead the initiative. Government identified ASTTBC as an organization with special interests and invited the Association’s input. The letter inviting ASTTBC to engage...View Post
ASTTBC and Technology Professionals welcome the review and their support! The announcement to review professional reliance by the Minister of Environment and Climate Action Change, George Heyman, provides a unique opportunity to consider the critical role of self-regulating professions and their contributions, responsibilities and accountabilities. On making the announcement Minister...View Post