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 Technology Awards & Recognition Celebration will be held at the Pan Pacific Hotel on Saturday, November 18, 2017. With more than 300 attendees from all over the province, ASTTBC’s premier event acknowledges leaders in the Science and Technology community. The ASTTBC Foundation SILENT AUCTION is a popular part...View Post
Long-time Member Kas Chandok, CTech dropped by the ASTTBC office recently to pay his annual dues and had the chance to meet up with CEO, John Leech. Now retired from Bentall Kennedy (Canada) LP, Kas spent the last 14 years as Operations Supervisor managing 1.3 MILLION square feet of office...View Post
The Hon. Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, spoke with ASTTBC CEO John Leech about the Association’s initiatives to assist foreign qualified technology professionals to secure credential recognition, professional certification and access to rewarding careers. ASTTBC’s work to launch a Public Works Technology program with Westbank First...View Post