A few highlights from more than 40 years of service to technologists and technicians:
Establish the Society of Architectural and Engineering Technologists of BC (SETBC)
Begin accreditation of technology programs at BCIT and BC colleges
Joint Statement on the Engineering Team with Professional Engineers
Incorporate under our own Act recognizing ASTTBC as a self-governing professional association
Arrange reasonably-priced professional liability insurance for technologists and technicians
Establish Industry Liaison Program to enhance employer recognition of AScT’s and CTech’s Establish FEAT, a charitable foundation to advance technology, technological education and professional development
Establish FEAT, a charitable foundation to advance technology, technological education and professional development
Joint Statement of Principles with the Professional Foresters
Get AScT’s and CTech’s referenced in Ministry of Transportation & Highways and in the Ministry of Forests Technical Consultants’ Registry
Publish CAREER MANAGER®
Joint Statement of Principles with the Professional Biologists
Host international symposium on technician education and training
First province to provide Special Certification for expertise such as building design, construction safety, fire protection, site improvements surveys and timber cruising
Rank in the top five (5) professional associations in an independent cross-Canada survey
First ‘Limited Licence’ in Engineering issued to an AScT
Produce TechWORKS! video and teachers’ guide and distribute to every high school in British Columbia
Memorandum of Understanding with Professional Biologists.
Publish Member Compensation Survey ’97
Introduce dental plan and discounts on home mortgages as new member services
Start ‘Techworks! High School Project’ with a grant from HRDC and organize 60 technology work placements for students in three school districts
Publish Member Compensation Survey ’99 on Web.
Introduce 3 additional member services.
Prior Learning Assessment Review (PLAR) added to certification process.
Sign Memorandum of Understanding with the Corporation of Land Surveyors of BC.
Form Joint Task Force with APEGBC to investigate enhanced strategic alliance.
ASTTBC members included as ‘Qualified Professionals’ in Municipal Sewage Regulations and in Streamside Protection Regulations.
Council ‘approval-in-principle’ for the merger of ASTTBC and APEGBC; agreement to transfer members in forest resource technology to the Association of BC Forest Professionals.
Revised Foresters Act includes Registered Forest Technologists. Forest tech’s transferred to the Association of BC Forest Professionals.
Proposed merger with APEGBC called off by Councils of both Associations. ASTTBC continued its work to ensure all qualified. Registered professionals are appropriately recognized in government legislation
ASTTBC hosts ‘Building Careers In Technology’ conference that addresses the need for technologists and technicians in a time of coming skills shortage. It brought together industry, educators, government and associations and lead to the ‘Shaping Our Future’ position paper.
A general Member Survey was conducted in 2005 to provide Council with input for strategic directions.
ASTT e-News implemented. Member Compensation Survey conducted.