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ASTTBC 2018 ANNUAL REPORT Mission: To serve the public by regulating and supporting technology professionals’ commitment to a safe, healthy and sustainable society and environment.

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n 2018, ASTTBC completed its CEO transition. This created the opportunity for Council and the ASTTBC Senior Leadership Team to review ASTTBC’s Strategic Priorities and Goals for greater focus, strategic alignment and transparency. The achievements listed below are the

result of the effort of ASTTBC members, partners, staff, Council and volunteers. Thank you for your support as ASTTBC continues to serve the public interest by sustaining consistent high standards and regulations, while preserving the integrity of technology professions whose

Trent Reid, CTech President

critical work impacts British Columbians every day.

Theresa McCurry, BSc, PMP Chief Executive Officer

STRATEGIC PRIORITIES 1

PROFESSIONAL LEGISLATION & REGULATION GOAL: Self-governing professional legislation and

regulation that protects the public interest. ACHIEVEMENTS: ASTTBC gained agreement to work strategically with the four associations named in the Professional Reliance Review. The Association of BC Forest Professionals (ABCFP), BC Institute of Agrology (BCIA), College of Applied Biology (CAB) and Engineers & Geosciences BC (EGBC) agreed to advance negotiations and pursue common goals related to the proposed Professional Governance Act.

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RIGHTS TO PRACTICE

GOAL: Assured rights to practice and utilization of qualifications within the scope of the Technology Professionals’ education, training and experience.

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ACHIEVEMENTS: ASTTBC developed and submitted an ASTTBC member positions paper for the Intentions Paper Consequent to the Professional Governance Act. The BC Government agreed to examine independent rights to practice for ASTTBC members and define Qualified Professionals. A first for ASTTBC! An alliance with CAB & the Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC) was established for negotiating rights to practice. ASTTBC staff, Board and Council updated five of seven existing ASTTBC Practice Guides. Six new guides were drafted, three approved and three put on hold due to Professional Governance Act.

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PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS & REGULATIONS

GOAL: Professional standards and regulation for certification, accreditation, ethics and accountability that reflect contemporary social expectations. ACHIEVEMENTS: ASTTBC gained agreement with Alberta Society of Engineering Technologists (ASET) and Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) on harmonization of designations.

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