BC to develop quality assurance criteria for institutions

February 3, 2008

The province of BC intends to award "quality assurance designations" that will help students distinguish between the good and the bad of PSE.  A new report released late last week calls for tougher rules for career training and ESL schools, as well as improved student protection, increased accountability and a mandatory, outcome-based quality assurance process. Rather than re-regulate ESL schools, the government will make them eligible for the designation, and will require PCTIA (the Private Career Training Institutions Agency) to be more accountable to the public.