$5 million for skills training in BC

September 14, 2009

The BC government announced last Friday $5.2 million to help 1,000 unemployed residents of the province acquire the skills needed to return to the workforce or to further their education. The province is providing $1.5 million to the British Columbia Institute of Technology, Nicola Valley Institute of Technology, Royal Roads University, Simon Fraser University, and the University of Northern British Columbia to offer 17 intakes across 10 programs to provide unemployed workers with general or job-specific skills. The remaining $3.7 million will fund a labour market consortium made up of 15 colleges and universities to fund training for at least 615 students across BC. BC News Release