BC crackdown on career college puts controversial Police Foundations course on hold 

June 10, 2019

Discovery Community College, a BC career college that falsely claimed an almost 100% employment rate for graduates of its "Police Foundations" program, has been ordered by the BC Ministry of Advanced Education to revise or remove the information immediately. CBC obtained a compliance order issued by the BC Ministry of Advanced Education, which states that if the institution is not compliant, it could face penalties or suspension. The order pertains specifically to the employment rate claimed by the college, which has a true placement rate that is reportedly closer to 1% for a program that costs students upwards of $20K. "That doesn't surprise me at all that it was less than one percent," said former RCMP officer Patricia Yendrys. "I could clearly see the course material was not helping them to become police officers." CBC (BC)