APPLIED SCIENCE TECHNOLOGISTS AND TECHNICIANS OF BC

BC's Technology Professionals

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 an6d 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.

More than 25 Years Serving BC Under the ASTT Act

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 Technology Professionals Included in LNG Labour Planning Initiative!

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Pictured here are (l to r): ASTTBC Manager, Executive Initiatives, Jacqueline de Raadt, BA; Peter Dyball, Director of Pit Crew and ASTTBC Manager, Professional Practice & Development, Jason Jung, AScT.

Jason Jung and Jacqueline de Raadt of ASTTBC met with Peter Dyball, Director of Pit Crew.  Pit Crew was awarded 2 contracts with the BC Provincial Government to assist the Labour Market Information Office prepare occupational profiles for the LNG Working Group Data Subcommittee.

ASTTBC is supporting the BC Government and Pit Crew with providing detailed Labour Market Information about specific BC educational institutions.  ASTTBC supplied projected graduation numbers from five educational institutions delivering recognized technologists and technicians programs in BC.

"ASTTBC members in virtually every discipline will have a role to play in all aspects of the development and delivery of LNG in the province. We are excited to assist and help in identifying occupations where technology professionals will be involved.” says Jason Jung, AScT, Manager, Professional Practice.

In the photo above Peter is sporting a stylish and “in hot demand” ASTTBC signature Technology SIZZLES BBQ apron and a sharp ASTTBC baseball cap.  Go Peter

ASTTBC Technology Professionals Included in LNG Labour Planning Initiative!

Pictured here are (l to r): ASTTBC Manager, Executive Initiatives, Jacqueline de Raadt, BA; Peter Dyball, Director of Pit Crew and ASTTBC Manager, Professional Practice & Development, Jason Jung, AScT.

Jason Jung and Jacqueline de Raadt of ASTTBC met with Peter Dyball, Director of Pit Crew.  Pit Crew was awarded 2 contracts with the BC Provincial Government to assist the Labour Market Information Office prepare occupational profiles for the LNG Working Group Data Subcommittee.

ASTTBC is supporting the BC Government and Pit Crew with providing detailed Labour Market Information about specific BC educational institutions.  ASTTBC supplied projected graduation numbers from five educational institutions delivering recognized technologists and technicians programs in BC.

"ASTTBC members in virtually every discipline will have a role to play in all aspects of the development and delivery of LNG in the province. We are excited to assist and help in identifying occupations where technology professionals will be involved.” says Jason Jung, AScT, Manager, Professional Practice.

In the photo above Peter is sporting a stylish and “in hot demand” ASTTBC signature Technology SIZZLES BBQ apron and a sharp ASTTBC baseball cap.  Go Peter!

National Study on Technical Disciplines Launched: ASTTBC Members Invited to Participate

Technology Professionals Canada (TPC) is undertaking a study on the technical disciplines within our Profession, involving research, stakeholder engagement and analysis. They are seeking to understand the value that industry, regulators and professionals hold for specific certifications, where new disciplines are needed – and alternatively, would the professional designation without an associated technology be sufficient to meet the needs of the market?

 

ASTTBC members are encouraged to lend a hand as Technology Professionals Canada, a national affiliation of provincial professional associations, launches this study on technical disciplines.

 

Read more HERE

Export Success Program: CME-BC Invites ASTTBC Members

The Export Success Program (ESP), a new national initiative of the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME), is offering training programs starting in August.

 

BC Vice President Marcus Ewert-Johns is inviting ASTTBC members to register for the training seminars. The first seminar is a two-day session that will cover the current and future global business environment from both local and global perspectives. Throughout the CME training sessions individuals will acquire a framework for planning as they incorporate the most important elements of the international trade strategy building process.

 

ASTTBC CEO John Leech and Marcus signed a Memorandum of Agreement in 2014 signaling that the two organizations will work together in areas of common interest.

 

For more information click HERE

Herold Engineering Celebrates 20 Years!

2015 marks 20 years of Business for Herold Engineering. Starting out with a one man office in Nanaimo, Herold Engineering now has additional branches in Victoria and Fort Nelson.

John Leech recently visited Sarah Campden, CTech, RTMgr, who works for Herold at their Victoria office. Sarah is the Secretary Treasurer on ASTTBC Council and a project manager for civil engineering projects at Herold. It was at this meeting that John learned that Herold Engineering is celebrating 20 years and shortly after he connected with Herold Principal, Mike Herold, PEng, Struct. Eng., M.I.Struct.E, LEED AP to learn more.

Read about Herold Engineering HERE

"Herold Engineering is very excited to be celebrating our 20th Anniversary,” said Mike Herold. “We are proud to have been able to work collaboratively with so many members of ASTTBC over all these years.” In its first 20 years Herold Engineering has received awards from a number of groups including LEED Canada, Canadian Green Building Council, City of Nanaimo, Vancouver Regional Construction Association and Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce. Herold Engineering was a 2014 recipient of the ASTTBC Employer Award for Career Enhancement and Success of Technology Professionals

Read an article in Business Examiner HERE

“Our success would not have been what it is without the support of the Technologists and Technicians in our own company and those outside the company that we work with every day," concluded Mike Herold. "Thank you ASTTBC for the good work that you do.”

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