Philip DeVries, AScT
My technical engineering career has spanned more than 32 years. I started as an electricians helper thinking to apprentice but instead, was encouraged to attend BCIT: get a diploma of technology. That education lead to a good job designing instrumentation and designing process control systems. In 1995 I joined a very small (employee number 4), family owned company and really started my project managing career addressing process controls in various industries: minerals, water and power. Along the way I became the business manager too. Now all these years later, still learning and enjoying my career.
Why I Became A Technology Professional
- I really enjoy RC modeling, the building and experimenting. My attempt to become an electrician journeyman seemed logical, it seemed to fit my skills. But the truth is as an electrician I would not have had the freedom to push technology that I have enjoyed. I have no idea why my naive, young-self, followed that great advice: get a diploma of technology. But I am glad I did, being a technologist is rewarding.