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Brad Dingwall
Jennifer Pighin

top... Brad Dingwall, a student at Camosun College in the Nautical Program, is from the Campbell River, BC, Nu Chul Nuth Cape Mudge Indian Band.

bottom... Jennifer Pighin, a Aboriginal artist of the Lheidli T'enneh in Prince George, BC, designed the FNCC logo.








FNCC... empowering First Nations people

above front... Tim Duerden, AScT, (left) a technology professional registered with ASTTBC and Past Chair of the First Nations Careers Council, reviewing civil engineering drawings with Lance Preston before commencing survey work on site.

mouse over... Lance Preston, making site survey entries for a civil engineering project on Vancouver Island, BC, is a Aboriginal youth who will be starting his training program at North Island College. In addition to the technical training, he also plans to take business courses to round out his education.



First Nations Careers Council


The First Nations Careers Council (FNCC) was launched in Kamloops on April 24, 2009 by the Applied Science Technologists & Technicians of British Columbia (ASTTBC) in collaboration with the Tk'emlups Indian Band and a variety of partners and sponsors.

The FNCC Board is made up of Aboriginal technologists and technicians, and will be augmented by other interested persons willing to assist with our work. ASTTBC provides funding and staff support to assist the FNCC achieve its goals.

The FNCC assists Aboriginal technologists and technicians to promote technology careers and the application of technology in Aboriginal communities. Typical activities include:

  • Serve as mentors
  • Serve as role models
  • Attend career fairs to promote technology education and careers
  • Offer bursaries
  • Help develop technical programs in fields such as:
    • serve as a connection between education and the technology profession
    • provide information of interest
    • work with governments to support and assist aboriginal people



ASTTBC is a self-governing professional association of over 10,000 technologists, technicians and technical specialists in the fields of applied science technology. For more info, visit... www.asttbc.org

Teddy Shuter

above... Teddy Shuter at the BIG Little Science Centre in Kamloops, BC.


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