Advancing Women in Engineering and Technology Resources
ASTTBC’s Advancing Women in Engineering and Technology project has developed several free resources to assist individuals seeking information related to engineering and technology initiatives and organizations. The project goal is to increase the participation of women in the engineering, geoscience, technology and technician occupations through the implementation of diversity and inclusion strategies to recruit, retain and support career development of women.
The project’s intent is to lead a system level cultural shift within these professions. The champion network supports connections to those seeking to join other groups and organizations with similar mandates to advance women in the sector.
Check out the new Sector Resources section designed to support champions making connections:
- groups/organizations that support greater representation of women in the sector
- champion perspectives of sector professionals participating in groups/organizations
- diversity and inclusion toolkits
- scholarships and bursaries
The Advancing Women in Engineering and Technology website also features various online resources focused on advancing women in the sector.
- Advancing Women in Engineering and Technology recently launched a fall series of FREE webinars.
- Employee Engagement: Leading During A Global Pandemic (Nov 3)
- Mental Health – Creating Healthy work Cultures (Nov 10)
- Addressing Unconscious Bias with Effective D&I Strategies (Nov 24)
- Actively Manage Your Career (Dec 01)
- Recorded webinars from the spring series are available on the Advancing Women in Engineering and Technology website for your viewing pleasure.
- ASTTBC collaborated with Westcoast Women in Engineering, Science and Technology (WWEST) on these publications to provide individuals interested in pursuing technical occupations with up to date information about these exciting in-demand careers.
- ASTTBC’s Advancing Women in Engineering and Technology project worked in partnership with Let’s Talk Science, to develop career profiles to spotlight women in engineering and technology careers in BC.
- Let’s Talk Science is a national charitable organization that promotes the importance of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) for young people to have the greatest career choices.
- In partnership with Westcoast Women in Engineering, Science and Technology (WWEST), podcasts showcase women in engineering and technology on the Best of the WWEST series.
About the Project
Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC (ASTTBC) is leading the Advancing Women in Engineering and Technology Project, a Sector Labour Market Partnership project, funded through the Canada-BC Workforce Development Agreement.