TSAW Proclaimed in BC Legislature

British Columbia’s technology sector is strong and growing and to celebrate the success of the sector and those who work in it, the BC government has proclaimed March 12th to 16th, as Technology Skills Appreciation Week (TSAW) in the Legislature on March 13th.

“Technology Skills Appreciation Week in BC recognizes the valuable contribution of people working with technological skills to support the province’s economy and labour force. BC’s technology sector is growing faster than the overall economy, so it is critical for the province to attract, retain, develop and honour in-demand skills,” shared the Honourable Melanie Mark, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.

ASTTBC recognizes the critical work of the 10,500 members who serve the public throughout BC. Technologists, Technicians and Technical Specialists are the “behind the scenes” professionals who support the safe operation of civil infrastructure, the medical system, environmental protection and information technology – just to name a few! These Technology Professionals are held to a rigorous Code of Ethics and high Practice Standards, as their role in society impacts our everyday life.

“It was great that the Minister took time to help ASTTBC launch Technology Skills Appreciation Week (TSAW) and showcase the BC Government Proclamation declaring March 12 – 16 as TSAW,” enthused ASTTBC CEO John Leech. “Minister Mark was very gracious and engaging, indicating she is eager to learn more about engineering technologists, technicians and technical specialists and their role in developing and sustaining the BC economy and environment.”

Pictured above (l to r): Tina Bos, AScT, ASTTBC Vancouver Island Community Representative, Minister Melanie Mark, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training, John Leech, ASTTBC CEO and MJ Whitemarsh, ASTTBC Manager of Strategic Partnerships.