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.
“Engineering and applied science technologists and technicians are in great demand during the design, construction, and ongoing maintenance of pipelines, pointing to the need to make sure we have the technical skills at the ready,” said John Leech, CEO for the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC (ASTTBC). The...View Post
ASTTBC extends congrats to Johnny Strilaeff as the new President and CEO of Columbia Basin Trust. Johnny has been with CBT since 2005, most recently as the Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer, Johnny’s appointment is effective immediately. Over the years ASTTBC has linked with CBT leadership in promoting technology education...View Post
At the ASTTBC Technology Awards 2016: (l – r) ASTTBC Foundation Board Chair Dan Mooney, AScT, CPWI 1 with ASTTBC Foundation award recipients Daniel Siemens and Travis Van Vliet. After Black Friday and Cyber Monday comes Giving Tuesday! This is a day to give back to our communities by supporting...View Post
On October 24th, Technology Accreditation Canada (TAC) presented certificates to faculty at Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) recognizing national program accreditation for their Chemical Engineering Technology, Chemical Laboratory Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, Instrumentation Engineering Technology and Geomatics Engineering Technology programs. As a national accrediting body for the engineering technology...View Post