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Acronyms ASTTBC: Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC – professional association (www.asttbc.org)www.asttbc.org ITTPBC: Internationally.

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2 Acronyms ASTTBC: Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC – professional association (www.asttbc.org)www.asttbc.org ITTPBC: Internationally Trained Technology Professionals, BC – an ASTTBC program (www.ittpbc.ca)www.ittpbc.ca TRC: Technology Registrations Canada – self-assessment & application for certification (www.technologyregistrationscanada.ca)www.technologyregistrationscanada.ca Working in BC

3 Project Background BC Government contract to develop resources to assist ITPs overseas and in Canada prepare for working in British Columbia.  Input from employers across BC  Development of materials including:  Web site, videos & study guide  Workshop & webinar formats Working in BC

4 Industry Consultations Eight locations in BC – 94 people from 83 firms  Competencies needed in addition to technical:  English language  Codes, standards & practices  Canadian business culture  Personal attributes  Social & cultural integration Working in BC

5 Workshop Purpose  Share what employers are looking for  Present resources and learning strategies to help ITTPs address what employers are looking for  This is not a job finding workshop  Review study guide & competencies chart  Review ITTPBC web site Working in BC

6 English Language  Watch video: ‘The Importance of Communication’  English language communication skills in the workplace  Level required  Learning options and resources Working in BC

7 Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) Stage 1 – Basic Stage 2 - Intermediate Stage 3 - Advanced CLB 1: Initial CLB 2: Developing CLB 3: Adequate CLB 4: Fluent CLB 5: Initial CLB 6: Developing CLB 7: Adequate CLB 8: Fluent CLB 9: Initial CLB 10: Developing CLB 11: Adequate CLB 12: Fluent CLB is used in Canada to teach and test language learning for adults. The benchmarks are organized in 3 stages and 12 levels. The benchmarks describe tasks that people can do in listening, speaking, reading and writing. The following chart shows how the benchmarks are arranged: CLB website: Online Self-Assessment: (free but unofficial)www.clb-osa.ca/

8 Business Culture & Professionalism  Watch videos: ‘Structures of the Workplace’ & ‘Winning with Character’  Discuss what employers are saying ITPs need to succeed in a technology career in BC  View video: ‘Making Use of Mentors’ Working in BC

9 Workplace Standards  Watch video: ‘Codes and Standards’  Importance of codes  Variety of profession-related codes and standards  Health and safety standards  Workplace safety  Environmental codes and practices Working in BC

10 Sector hierarchy & structure: The Engineering Team Working in BC Licensed to practice 4 or 5 years, Degree P.Eng or P.Geo Licensed to practice 40 weeks over 4 years Red Seal (national), or Provincial Certification Journeyman Tradesperson Licenses seldom required 1 to 3 years, Diploma or Certificate of Technology AScT or CTechSkilled worker No Licensed required 10 weeks to qualify in a subtrade

11 Professional Certification  Watch videos: ‘Start as a Technologist’ and ‘Certification is Your Friend’  Benefits of certification  The certification process: TRC online resource (www.technologyregistrationscanada.ca)www.technologyregistrationscanada.ca  Professional Practice & Ethics (PP&E) Working in BC

12 Knowledge of Canada and BC All important to living and working in Canada:  Geography & climate  Canadian history  Political system  Legal system  Multiculturalism  Societal values  First Nations’ rights Working in BC

13 Wrap Up  Next steps for participants  survey Working in BC

14 Thanks for participating!

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