BC gives $1.8 million to short-term health programs

September 25, 2013

The BC government has this week announced one-time funding of almost $1.8 million for additional spaces in short-term training programs in health, to addresses the immediate needs of specific communities that do not have sufficient student and employer demand to support a program on a long-term basis. The funding will support 12 programs that are one year or less -- including mental health and addictions, and health care assistant programs -- at 8 PSE institutions across BC. The government says the move will create 221 additional student spaces in 2013-14. BC News Release