$5 million for skills training in BC

September 1, 2010

The BC government announced yesterday a $5.2-million investment for a second year of training programs to help nearly 1,000 unemployed and low-skilled British Columbians acquire the skills needed to transition back to the workforce, get a better job, or further their education. The province is providing $1.5 million to BCIT, NVIT, Royal Roads U, SFU, and UNBC to fund additional training programs for over 250 students. $3.7 million has been provided to the labour market consortium, comprising 15 colleges and universities, to fund training for approximately 700 students across BC. BC News Release