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 10,000 Technology Professionals.
Technologists, technicians and technical specialists work in applied science technology fields such as architecture, bio-medical engineering, building, civil, electrical, electronics, environmental, fire protection, house inspection, information, mechanical, onsite wastewater and other related disciplines tied to the built and natural environment.
These Technology Professionals design, construct, inspect, test, maintain and manage most of the world around us including buildings, computers, electrical power, all manner of equipment, roads, environment, and water and wastewater systems. They work in private enterprise, for consulting engineering and technology companies, in all levels of government and as private consultants.
Technology Professionals enjoy stimulating and rewarding careers often involving a combination of inside work including design and project management as well as on-site field work. They are in high demand, even when the economy is slow. Technology Professionals' compensation varies, ranging from salaries of $60,000 to $125,000 and more, plus benefits. There are great opportunities for under-represented groups including women (currently 10% of the technology work force) and First Nations.
British Columbia conferred the status of a self-governing professional association on its technologists and technicians when the legislature passed the ASTT Act in 1985. The Act signaled a fundamental step on the journey from society initially formed in 1958 by a few visionaries to the fully-fledged professional association that is the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC. In 2010, the 25th anniversary of the ASTT Act, ASTTBC registered more than 9,500 technologists, technicians and technical specialists working in the vanguard of technology in all corners of BC. As of the 2013 Annual General Meeting this May, our active membership will number more than 10,000.
ASTTBC Honourary Member, Trevor Williams, PEng, Dean of the School of Energy is retiring after 27 years at BCIT and ASTTBC Members from his classes are invited to the sendoff! In 1989 Trevor joined BCIT in the Mechanical Design and Manufacturing department and, in 1990, was appointed Associate Dean...View Post
ASTTBC can always count on the MLA for Burnaby-North, Richard Lee, to be present at engineering and technology events, including in this case the annual awards hosted by the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – BC (ACEC-BC). ASTTBC is a prime sponsor of the ACEC-BC event and was represented by...View Post
Since his election as a BC MLA in May 2013 Darryl Plecas has made a special effort to get to know the role of engineering and applied science technologists, technicians and technical specialists and to connect with ASTTBC representatives. A regular at ASTTBC events, the MLA has become a real...View Post
MRO Magazine featured the announcement that Lisa Miller, C.E.T, LET, of Toronto, received Ontario’s first licensed engineering technologist (LET) designation May 12th, 2016 in a ceremony celebrating a successful collaboration between Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) and the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT). Miller is a senior...View Post
As the photos and videos continue to come out of the Fort McMurray community our thoughts are with those who have been affected by the devastating wildfires currently raging throughout the area. ‘With the wild fire conditions in the Northern Communities of Alberta and British Columbia, ASTTBC keeps them in...View Post