Benefits of Membership

bomEvery two years, ASTTBC conducts its Member Satisfaction Survey. Dating back to 2005, members have reported on their opinion for the level of understanding the public has for the roles of technologists and technicians. Aside from a small decrease noticed in 2011, ASTTBC members indicate a 16.9% increase in the public’s level of understanding since 2005. This is a strong indication of the impact our Association has in industry and the role members have played in building BC’s economy.

 

Benefits of Membership

Technologists, technicians and technical specialists achieve professional recognition through the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC (ASTTBC). The eighth largest self-regulating association in BC, ASTTBC has registered over 10,000 Technology Professionals.

Whether you’re considering obtaining your professional registration or you’re an existing ASTTBC member, we know you’ll realize the incredible value of in obtaining and retaining your ASTTBC registration. We are here to support your growth as a Technology Professional.

Here are some of the benefits you’ll enjoy as an ASTTBC member:

Professional Recognition

With an industry recognized designations such as AScT, CTech and many other Technical Specialist credentials, peers and the public will know that you meet the intense rigor of Provincial and National certification requirements.

Set yourself apart from others in industry and gain the competitive advantage!

TechPROFILE.ca is a website used by ASTTBC member to highlight their technology career achievements. These pages are also used to help ASTTBC and members help inspire young children and others to pursue a career in technology.

Career Development and Continuing Professional Development

Career Development

ASTTBC provides dedicated web resources to members looking for career development tools and advancement. Whether it’s just keeping your resume up to date or you’re looking for some guidance, we’re here to support you. Members have exclusive access to our Career Manager. Let us know if you need a copy!

CPD Courses and Seminars

In addition, ASTTBC regularly posts continuing professional development opportunities for its members on our website. We have partnerships with two CPD providers to offer members relevant, technical seminars and courses at rates exclusive to ASTTBC.

Online Member CPD Tracking Tool

To assist members with keeping track of continuing professional development, members have access to an online CPD tracking tool.

Member Communications

Members receive a copy of the ASTTBC Connect newsletter twice per year. As well, ASTTBC publishes a monthly electronic newsletter, the ASTT e-News to keep members up to date on association activity.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers play a critical role in making ASTTBC successful. Whether it is to attend functions on behalf of ASTTBC or representing the Association at the highest level on Council, members have a unique opportunity to get involved and make a difference.

Member Services

ASTTBC works diligently to bring members great services including:

  • A comprehensive Member Compensation Survey conducted every two years to help benchmark salary levels
  • Monthly e-News and our semi-annually published ASTT Connect newsletter.
  • An Affinity Services Savings Program which offer group rate discounts on major benefits such as extended health, life insurance, home insurance, liability insurance program, mortgages and several others.
  • TechCLUB savings program which offers members exclusive access to value added discounts to partners such as Mark’s, Accent Inns, ZipCar, Prestige Inns & Resorts, and so many others.

If you have any questions about the value of ASTTBC membership, please don’t hesitate… contact us at techinfo@asttbc.org or by phone at 604-585-2788 today!