Advancing Women in Engineering & Technology

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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. The project’s goal is to increase the participation of women in the engineering, geoscience, technology and technician occupations through research and implementation of diversity and inclusion strategies to recruit, retain and support career development of women to lead a system level cultural shift within these professions.

The intent is to lead a system level cultural shift within these professions. Our champion network supports connections to those seeking to join other groups and organizations with similar mandates to advance women in the sector.  The following Sector Resources have been compiled 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

Our website also features various online resources focused on advancing women in our sector.

Webinars

  • We recently launched our fall series of FREE webinars. Register today to join us!
    • Employee Engagement: Leading During A Global Pandemic (Nov 2)
    • 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 our spring series are available on our website for your viewing pleasure

In addition to the Sector Resources, we have developed other resources that may be of interest to career educators and tech ed teachers to review with high school students interested in exploring engineering and technology occupations:

Career White Papers

  • 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.

Career Profiles

  • 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.

Podcasts 

  • In partnership with Westcoast Women in Engineering, Science and Technology (WWEST), our podcasts showcases women in engineering and technology on the Best of the WWEST series.

We thank The Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training BC for their ongoing support for this project.

This Sector Labour Market Partnership Initiative funded by: