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Ian Gladstone
Venessa Charlie

top... Ian Gladstone, a graduate from Camosun College, is a Salish from Bella Bella.

bottom... Venessa Charlie having a 'hair raising' experience at BIG Little Science Centre.







Congratulatory letter from The Honourable Steven L. Point, OBC, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, on the official launch of FNCC.

FNCC... empowering First Nations people

John Leech, AScT, CAE, Executive Director for ASTTBC (left), passing ASTTBC's talking stick to Tim Duerden, AScT, First Nations Careers Council, at the FNCC Launch on April 24th 2009 in Kamloops, BC.

Empowering First Nations

Tim Duerden, AScT, First Nations Careers Council (FNCC), and John Leech, AScT, CAE, Executive Director, Applied Science Technologists & Technicians of British Columbia (ASTTBC), are pleased to announce that the FNCC launch in Kamloops, BC, was well attended with all those taking part contributing to a very successful event!

The FNCC was formed in May 2008 by ASTTBC for the purpose of assisting Aboriginal* technologists and technicians promote technology careers and the application of technology in Aboriginal communities. 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.

In the fall of 2008, FNCC worked on a statement of purpose and its corporate identity. The FNCC has now approved its Vision and Mission Statement...


Aboriginal people confidently navigate their way through the education system both scholastically and financially leading to rewarding careers in applied science technology.


To empower Aboriginal people to achieve rewarding careers in applied science technology.


* Aboriginal includes First Nations, Metis, and Inuit.

The Council went out to Aboriginal communities with a contest to secure a design for the FNCC logo and corporate identity. A logo has been adopted and will be profiled during the launch of FNCC. The FNCC is formulating its business plan, web site, and other corporate collateral.


The Council

Aboriginal technologists, technicians, and technical specialists have come together to form the First Nations Careers Council (FNCC). In addition to Aboriginal, the Council comprises other stakeholders interested in working with FNCC and Aboriginal communities to enhance careers.


The FNCC was formed to provide access to information on education and careers in applied science technology. While the focus will be on 'technology', the Council will link with broader career information and serve a larger audience.

Technology is Our Career Focus

The Council has been formed to empower Aboriginal students to achieve successful careers in the broad field of applied science technology, including architectural, biomedical, bioscience, building, civil, electrical, electronics, environmental, mechanical, and many other related technology disciplines.

We invite you to contact FNCC to tell us of your interest and willingness to assist us in our work.

For more information...

First Nations Careers Council

T: 604.585.2788
F: 604.585.2790


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

Adams Lake irrigation survey

above... Survey field work is great for those who enjoy working outdoors.




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