BC premier announces major increase in number of tech grads, co-op placements

March 15, 2017

British Columbia Premier Christy Clark recently announced that the province plans to increase its number of tech graduates by 1,000 per year by 2022. BC will also look to double its postsecondary tech degree program co-op placements annually, and the Mitacs student research program will be expanded by two-thirds to over 800 internships annually. “BC’s tech community has told us their number-one priority is making sure British Columbians have the talent and skills they need so the sector can continue to grow and thrive,” said Clark. “The revised BC Tech Strategy is about giving British Columbians in all corners of the province every opportunity to build careers in tech.” A BC release outlines a number of ways that the province will continue its efforts to bolster its tech sector. BC