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.
Theresa McCurry, ASTTBC’s new CEO has spent the last two weeks “learning by listening”, as promised to staff on April 9th when she began her tenure. An ASTTBC Council meeting on April 12th, highlighted a proposal to review ASTT Act and ASTTBC Regulations to enhance clarity, consistency and alignment. Forty people...View Post
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ASTTBC Building Designers are in communities throughout the province. As registered professionals, we are committed to delivering uncompromising professionalism and service in the design and construction of buildings. Working closely with Building Officials and staying informed, is critical to our success. Below is a recent code appeal to...View Post
Last night’s Industry Panel and Networking Pub Night at BCIT was a success seeing over 150 students and industry attend. Thank you to our industry panelists Dorothy Ching, Fluor Canada; Rylin Halpin, McElhanney; David Marchand, Binnie and Cheyenne Miller, City of Vancouver. Thank you to Andrea Michaud, EGBC and Kim...View Post