On May 8, 2024, the Ministry of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills, Engineers and Geoscientists BC (EGBC), and the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC (ASTTBC), released a joint statement to address the current regulatory shortcomings and support the establishment and implementation of a reserved practice for applied science technologists and technicians in British Columbia.

This is significant for ASTTBC and reinforces that the work being performed by technologists and technicians carry inherent risks. By defining a scope of practice for these professionals, the Ministry acknowledges the necessity of competence, education, and experience in their roles.

With reserved practice, public protection is the goal. Potential risks will be mitigated, and clear delineations within engineering teams in British Columbia will be established to enhance public safety.

Resources:
Joint statement: an update on progress towards reserved practice for technology professionals
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