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.
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On January 10th, Mindy Marshall, CTech received a Top In Technology Award from ASTTBC. Mindy is employed by Thompson Rivers University in the Architectural & Engineering Technology program. Mindy has 30 years of experience with industry standard software; 20 years teaching in the Architectural & Engineering Technology (formerly EDDT) program;...View Post
On January 10, ASTTBC presented Serena Fuoco, AScT – Civil Technologist with a Top In Technology Award. Serena works as a Transportation Designer with Urban Systems Ltd. She has been a part of many rewarding jobs such as the Yoho Bridge and Donald Bridge 4 Laning Projects on the Trans Canada...View Post
On January 10, ASTTBC presented Dino Aracki, AScT with a Top In Technology Award. Dino is currently working for Suncor Energy on their $15 bil Fort Hills mega-project as Utilities Operations Supervisor, where he leads a team of Power Engineers that just completed commissioning and start-up of the River Water Intake...View Post
ASTTBC CEO John Leech announced an ASTTBC donation of $2500 for the BIG Little Science Centre (BLSC) in Kamloops while on the Jim Harrison Show, Radio NL. Gord Stewart, Executive Director of the Centre, expressed his appreciation for ASTTBC’s support over 10 years. “The Centre does a marvelous job of...View Post