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.
June 21, 2017 marks the 21st Anniversary of National Aboriginal Day, an official day of celebration to recognize the valuable contributions to society by Canada’s First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. ASTTBC CEO John Leech, AScT, CAE and the ASTTBC team extend best wishes to our Aboriginal members and partners...View Post
On June 16th, Technology Accreditation Canada (TAC) presented the faculty at Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) with a certificate recognizing national program accreditation for the institution’s Instrumentation Engineering Technology program for a five-year period. TAC accreditation involves a qualified, trained audit team evaluating NAIT’s program against the profession’s national...View Post
Rory Kulmala, AScT, PMP, has been on the job 3 months as CEO with the Vancouver Island Construction Association and during this time has been reaching out to organizations with natural linkages with VICA, ASTTBC being one. Rory and ASTTBC CEO John Leech shared ideas about how the two associations...View Post
At ASTTBC, we consider ourselves part of a family. Not just our staff and Council team, but the 10,000+ members that we serve. From the frontline to registrations and everything in between, we truly strive to make each encounter meaningful and memorable because we care, about you as an individual...View Post
The Kensington fire reinforces the need for enhanced fire safety planning and certification says the CEO of the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC (ASTTBC), a professional regulating body in British Columbia, Canada that certifies fire protection technicians. “The Kensington UK fire is most tragic and our first thought...View Post