November 10, 2014 - 10:19 AM
The District of West Kelowna was honored with the 2014 Employer Award for Career Enhancement and Success of Technology Professionals at the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC (ASTTBC) annual awards and recognition celebration November 1, 2014 in Vancouver, BC.
The award recognizes the District as an employer that creates a work environment that accommodates the career success of technology professionals.
“This is a great honor for the District. Our practice has always been to require employee candidates for our engineering-related positions to be members, or eligible to be members, of this organization, as well as meeting all the qualifications for the position,” says Mayor Doug Findlater. “We know that the ASTTBC examines and approves candidates for membership based on education and experience and helps us ensure that we are recruiting the most qualified and competent employees in the field. It is great to know that this practice of ours is appreciated by this professional organization.”
The District currently has eight employees who are members of the ASTTBC in various departments and is recruiting for one more. The municipality also offers on-the-job training for past and present Engineering co-op students enrolled in Civil Engineering and there have been several promotional opportunities within the organization for existing technologists.
“As Premier of the Province of British Columbia, it is my great pleasure to join with the Applied Science technologist and technicians of BC in congratulating you on being recognized as a 2014 recipient of the Employer Award,” says Premier Christy Clark in a letter provided Mayor Findlater. “This is no doubt a great honour for the District of West Kelowna, and one for which you and everyone in the District should feel proud.”
The ASTTBC’s mission is “to serve the public by regulating and supporting technology professionals’ commitment to a safe, healthy, and sustainable society and environment,” and strives to provide consistent and universal recognition of technology professionals by employers, government, other professionals and regulatory bodies.
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