Technology Skills Appreciation Week


 March 17th, 2016 the BC Legislature proclaimed the FIRST Technology Skills Appreciation Week (TSAW) that took place March21st to March 25th, 2016. It was proclaimed to recognize the valuable skill sets and contributions the technical workforce makes in the Province of British Columbia.

ASTTBC was a driving force in this opportunity to showcase the work our Members do on a daily basis that enhances the quality of life in BC. Technology Skills are a vital part of the growth and development for the future of the Province.

ASTTBC began the week as the guests of the City of Surrey Traffic Centre….a high tech facility that has grown from four TV monitors to a wall of screens that monitor the flow of traffic in the City. Joined by MLAs, and representative from Kwantlen Polytechnic University and Surrey Board of Trade, members of ASTTBC who work at the traffic centre proudly shared their working environment and the technology behind it.


During Technology Skills Appreciation Week, ASTTBC Council Members, Staff and Members were making visits to worksites across the Province. Not arriving empty handed, ASTTBC coffee mugs were given out to show in a small way an awareness and appreciation of the contributions they make – although many Members just seemed happy to see us!


The ASTTBC Property Inspectors Certification Board got their MUGS!

ASTTBC Council Member, Sarah Campden, CTech, RTMgr enjoyed a visit and tour with the Techs at Babcock Canada in Victoria making sure they got their MUGS.

Chris Ewing, AScT got a surprise visit from ASTTBC staff at McElhanney in Courtenay and accepted the MUGS for the Techs in his office.

The ‘Motley Crew’ from Simpson Controls in Victoria have their coffee in ASTTBC MUGS!

A happy group of Techs at Andritz Automation…enjoy your coffee!