ASTTBC eNews September 2016
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ASTTBC eNews is your connection with the Applied Science Technologists & Technicians of British Columbia, one of the largest professional associations in BC.

Current News & Events

ASTTBC Technology Awards Registration Now Open!

Click to RSVP to our 28th annual gala Technology Awards & Recognition Celebration on Saturday, November 19th!

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ASTTBC Study to Improve Tech Employment for People with Disabilities

ASTTBC continues to create a role for the Association as a facilitator in connecting people with disabilities with employers.
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September was Disability Employment Month

September was Disability Employment Month in BC and ASTTBC was involved and engaged.
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ASTT Act Proclaimed THIS DAY in 1985

ASTTBC is now the 8th largest professional association in BC. Click to read more about the history of the Act and our Association.
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BCIT Appoints New Chair: Jack Davidson, ASTTBC Honourary Member

Congrats Jack Davidson, President and CEO of BC Road Builders, as the new Chair of the BCIT Board of Governors.
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B.C. Makes Largest Housing Investment in Province’s History

BC Gov’t announced $500 million to ensure more BC families have access to affordable rental housing. Click to read more!
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ASTTBC Notes Skills Shortage in Film Industry: Need to Promote STEM Education

Tech occupations have been growing at a rate of 3.5% a year compared to 1.7% across all occupations.
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BC Unemployment Rate Lowest in Canada!

BC unemployment rate is 5.6 per cent, the lowest in Canada, according to Stats Canada. Click to read the full story here.

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ASTTBC in the Community


ASTTBC Member Patrick Cochrane at Work in Uganda

ASTTBC member volunteers as a Survey Practicum Lead for Engineering Ministries International (EMI).

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WE FOR SHE: Championing the Next Generation — Oct 14th!

B.C.'s economy needs more women leaders, in business, on boards and in growing industries. Click to RSVP now!

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Upcoming Events

Stay up to date on all upcoming seminars, networking events and conferences in your industry. Click here to see what’s coming.

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ASTTBC On Social Media

As always, we feature important news, on the pulse, across all our social networks. Click here to stay in the loop.

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Member Services & Updates

Huge Member Savings Coming Up This Month

Members can save big on exclusive deals on products and services by visiting TechCLUB
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ASTTBC Finance Dept Update

Contact Lumi Guias at — (604) 585-2788 ext. 237 for the status of your dues & fees.

Practice & Regulatory Standards

ASTTBC Code of Ethics: Principle 6

Uphold the principle of appropriate and adequate compensation for the performance of your work. Click here to read in full.

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Professional Development & Tech Careers

RSVP To The Better Workplace Conference

Join corporate culture champions & leaders from across the country. Members save $400 by using promo code PRM9 now!

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NAEPA Power Breakfast Series ~ Featuring Calvin Helin

This series features speakers who’ve worked together to navigate the development power or energy projects.

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UPDATED: Visit ASTTBC TechJOBS Website for Career Opportunities

Post jobs, and search out new opportunities on our TechJOBS site. Updated weekly, click here to see what’s new.

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CPD is a Requirement

Members are encouraged to review our policy on CPD and use the website designed to help members record CPD activities.

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