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.
Technology Skills Appreciation Week (TSAW) 2017 kicked off with a bang! An ASTTBC Member Reception and TSAW Launch took place on Monday, March 13th at the Sheraton Guildford Hotel in Surrey. Close to 100 attendees heard ASTTBC CEO, John Leech speak of the long journey that technologists, technicians and technical...View Post
As of April 3rd, Accelerate Okanagan’s new home will be in the Okanagan Centre for Innovation at #201 – 460 Doyle Avenue. The Okanagan Centre for Innovation (OCI) is a 104,715 square foot facility in the heart of Kelowna’s Cultural District. The state-of-the-art building will house everything from two-person startups...View Post
Science World’s Brian Anderson – on display at BCTECH – pulls down Keva Planks stacked up earlier in the day. The building is the fun part…here is one way it might come down. ASTTBC and Science World partnered to send thousands of Keva Planks to schools, libraries and science centres...View Post
President of the Newfoundland Technology Professionals association, Newton Pritchett (left) accepts salmon from ASTTBC President Keith Trulson. The two Presidents served as co-chairs in Halifax for a meeting of all Presidents of the technology professional associations from coast to coast. This first in a long-time meeting helped solidify areas of...View Post
Keva Planks (KP) help bridge and build relationships between Science World and ASTTBC and students throughout BC – showcase at BCTECH. Brian Anderson, Science World’s Director of Performance and Fun Times and Elizabeth Hand talk about Keva Planks with ASTTBC CEO John Leech. ASTTBC and SW collaborated in delivering KPs to many...View Post