BC schools compete with "dead-end jobs"

August 24, 2007

BC's low unemployment rate is a significant threat to the province's colleges and universities.  With unemployment at its lowest in 30 years, BC PSEs are reporting slow but steady drops in enrolment.  Some predict that skills programs will increase, due to the surge in trade employment. One student says "I can’t see there ever being a need for universities; everyone has a help-wanted sign up." Camosun College has launched ads comparing the chore of studying to the difficulty of "trying to love a dead-end job." The Victoria Times-Colonist