Happy Holidays from ASTTBC
As we enter the holiday season and approach a new year, we are constantly reminded about the resiliency and tireless efforts of our technology professionals.
While this holiday season will be different from what we used to know, with family traditions adapting to the current environment, we can still share much joy with our loved ones, as we remain vigilant and safe.
We thank you for your continuous efforts to better yourself professionally through CPD in our field of applied science and engineering technology.
Our collective adaptability continued to bear success as we have welcomed 6 new staff to our organization in addition to the 3 new and 2 re-elected Councillors. Additionally, during 2021 we proudly accomplished the following:
- At the beginning of the year, Council and staff worked together to ensure we had the very best Bylaws in place as we moved under the Professional Governance Act in February.
- Council submitted its first official annual report to the Superintendent of the OSPG.
- ASTTBC ran another highly successful Virtual AGM & Conference which included a presentation from internationally recognized governance advisor, Harry Cayton.
- We had our first electronic elections, saying goodbye to outgoing President Campden and welcomed newly elected, President Sparanese and re-elected Vice-President Zeleschuk.
- ASTTBC refreshed its website with streamlined user experience and enhanced access for those people with differing abilities, updated its brand by rolling out an updated logo, tagline, and professionally designed annual report and summary strategic plan.
- Registrants have used 50% of the 6000 licenses to provide complimentary Indigenous Awareness continuing professional development training.
- As per our first goal we have just signed a collaborative agreement with the BC Institute of Agrology on a path forward to handle overlapping areas of scope of practice.
- ASTTBC completed two important projects. One of them being the Advancing Women in Engineering & Technology (AWET) including a final report and research presentation, and the other called Expediting Technology Professionals Labour Mobility. Along with our partners, we developed a national gateway to attract military personnel and immigrants into the applied science and engineering technology sector.
Despite the unique and ever-evolving challenges this year, we recognize your drive and dedication to your professionalism and to our shared ethical standards as truly remarkable.
Thank you again for renewing your registration with us, we are truly blessed to have such a strong registrant base.
On behalf of ASTTBC staff and Council, we wish you a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2022.