The latest issue (No. 156) of ASTTBConnect, our quarterly publication, is now available! It focuses on the importance of professionalism and continuing professional development (CPD) – one of the tools in maintaining proficiency. It also addresses the issue of what it means to be a professional person.

In our ever-changing technological environment, the public expects that technologists, technicians and technical specialists keep informed of the latest developments in their practice. Registrants are required to hold paramount the safety, health and welfare of the public, including the protection of the environment and the promotion of health and safety in the workplace.

Traditionally, this issue also includes an update from our President, David Sparanese and CEO, Theresa McCurry, a spotlight story and much more.

This and past issues are archived on the ASTTBConnect web page. For any questions or comments, please contact Petra Petlanova, editor at