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.
The national accrediting body for the engineering technology and applied science profession, Technology Accreditation Canada (TAC) gives students, parents and college administration confidence that their program meets the profession’s national standards. Recently TAC completed its review of the Program General Learning Outcomes for Technologists (PGLOY), one of the 37 Canadian...View Post
ASTTBC volunteers and staff with BCIT Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient Frank Rizzardo at BCIT Awards Gala (l – r): Trent Reid, ASTTBC Council Vice-President; Megan Chambers, BC Women in Technology; Jason Jung, ASTTBC Manager Practice and Development; Frank Rizzardo, BCIT Distinguished Alumni Award recipient; John Leech, ASTTBC CEO; Geoff Sale,...View Post
The Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC (ASTTBC) has developed a very close working relationship with the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – BC (ACEC-BC), working together to address critical matters such as skills requirements for major initiatives like the Trans Mountain pipeline. In 2015 – 2016 the two Associations...View Post
Informing young girls about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) is a priority for ASTTBC and we are reminded of this commitment with this special day that recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world. This day came about as a result of a Government of...View Post
The ASTTBC UPDATE webinar has been postponed to December 1 at 12 noon. The Webinar, originally scheduled for Oct 19, has been postponed to tie with important developments at the Association. Members and non-members are welcome to participate. MARK YOUR CALENDAR and plan to jump onto the Webinar on December...View Post