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 ASTTBC Challenge Thank you to 1st North Vancouver Brownies for taking the ASTTBC Challenge! We are a professional association with more than 10,500 members across BC who get excited about building things. Last month we partnered with Brownies to share that excitement and hopefully get them excited about building stuff...View Post
The Honorable Melanie Mark, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training and Minister Responsible for the ASTT Act is the first woman from a First Nation to be sworn into B.C.’s legislature. Melanie is Nisga’a, Gitxsan, Cree, Ojibway, French and Scottish. ASTTBC congratulates Minister Mark and intends to develop strong...View Post
In 1974 Dan Lambert, PEng (retired) was the Managing Director at APEBC (now EGBC) when a very young John Leech joined the staff of ASTTBC. Over the years the two have stayed close, with dinner a few times a year at Jimy Mack’s Pub, Dan’s favourite watering hole in Langley....View Post
How time flies! Doug Duncan, AScT and his wife Marie graciously welcomed ASTTBC CEO John Leech into their home to re-connect and talk about ‘old times’. Doug was President of the Association when the Council dug deep, doubled the annual dues and took the gamble in January 1974 of hiring...View Post
ASTTBC is a long-time supporter of SPEAT BC and sponsor of the SPEAT BC Engineering Gala. Shown above (l to r) is Trent Reid, ASTTBC President receiving a Certificate of Appreciation from Racy Sidhu, SPEAT BC Vice President, Harvinder Bains, SPEAT BC Past President and Kareen Gill, SPEAT BC Secretary/Treasurer.View Post