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.
Tracy Smith is a self-employed home inspector who provides unbiased, certified home inspections and technicial services in the Kamloops area. Tracy was recently interviewed by a Kamloops media outlet where she shared, “It’s very important to add to your credentials, no matter what line of work you’re in.” She also added...View Post
Ron started his inspection career in 1979 as a building inspector, working nine years with the Capital Regional District. In 1988 he moved to the City of Victoria and was there 23 years as a building inspector, chief building inspector and manager of regulatory services. During his time at the...View Post
On September 9, 2018, I will have had the pleasure of being your CEO for a total of five months. When I arrived, I told the staff and members that I will be leading by listening and responding. As part of my accountability to you, the membership, I would now...View Post
Don Bealle, AScT (Member #355 since 1965) passed away peacefully on October 12, 2017, at the age of 85. Don began his career at BC Engineering, which later became BC Hydro, and soon became an entrepreneur, developing Canadian Dynamics Ltd. In 1967 and a decade later establishing CD Nova Ltd...View Post
In late June, ASTTBC along with Professional Technology Associations from Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Ontario called on provincial governments to recognize and regulate the scope of engineering work undertaken by technology professionals; and define and ultimately authorize the practice of the profession in legislation, by means of an exemption to the...View Post