ASTTBC’s Young Professionals Group (YPG) promotes the development of individuals who’ve worked in the applied science technology profession for less than 10 years, and who are under the age of 40. ASTTBC supports its younger registrants in their careers by offering networking and professional development opportunities that are relevant to the unique needs of young technology professionals entering the workforce.

Registrants who are young technology professionals are invited to attend any of the YPG monthly meetings. It’s an opportunity for them to share ideas and learn more about what ASTTBC does and how it can improve and shape the future of young ASTTBC registrants.

The top three priorities for YPG are:

  1. Professional development
  2. Networking opportunities
  3. Mentoring

For ease of communication, YPG launched its own Discord server. Discord is a great place to interact with other young professional ASTTBC registrants. YPG also strives to post valuable CPD opportunities and webinars, and support registrants in addressing reclassification concerns.

YPG 2021 Goals

The 2021 goals are to offer relevant CPD opportunities to YPG members, help create a sense of community and have an open communication channel with committee members to provide feedback or to ask questions.

The committee reports directly to the ASTTBC CEO, an advantage when searching for answers or feedback. In January 2021, YPG put on our third webinar session in addition to another virtual networking session. The Group aims to continue this trend of semi-frequent activities for YPG members.

Join YPG Committee in 2022

The YPG committee strives to represent the entire province of BC, and not just the larger regions. They are currently looking for members from the Northern Region (Prince George), Kelowna and the Kootenays regions to join the YPG committee for a low-commitment, once a month, one-hour meeting. Sitting on the committee is a great way to get involved in ASTTBC and earn CPD hours. Reach out to asttbcypg@gmail.com, or simply reply on the Discord server.