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.
Join us at ASTTBC’s inaugural Schmoozapalooza, a member-focused networking event designed to foster relationship building and sharing ideas. The “Red Carpet Paparazzi” provided by The Character Guys will be sure to make everyone feel glamorous, as part of the dynamic and unique welcome. Guests will dine on served and stationed...View Post
Okanagan College and Applied Science Technologists & Technicians of BC (ASTTBC) recently announced a partnership that grants ASTTBC-members a 15 percent discount on all continuing education courses at all Okanagan College campuses. Dennis Silvestrone, PhD, Director of Continuing Studies and Corporate Training at Okanagan College shared, “Okanagan College values its...View Post
Immigrant Public Works Technician Training Project with Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society (PICS) completed the first course, graduating seven individuals who are advancing to the job shadowing process. In this 17-week program, participants receive training from Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) and work experience in occupational skills related to public works, working...View Post
Welcome to the Summer issue of ASTTBC CONNECT – your best source of industry news, job opportunities and Continuous Professional Development information. CONNECT is published four times a year to inform and promote our 10,000 members, employers, stakeholders, and industry partners across the province. Simply click on the cover and...View Post
The 2019 ASTTBC AGM & Conference hosted record-breaking numbers at the Pacific Gateway Hotel in Richmond on Thursday, June 13th. As well as hosting ASTTBC’s 60th Annual General Meeting, the full-day program provided meaningful CPD sessions and celebrated the prestigious Technology Awards Luncheon. During the AGM, ASTTBC members unanimously voted...View Post