Inaugural conference of BC colleges focuses on skills crisis

November 5, 2010

At BC Colleges' inaugural conference last week, the presidents of the consortium's 11 member institutions established a vision of all the colleges working together and responding with one voice to partner with the BC and federal governments, industry, non-profit organizations, and other PSE institutions to quickly address the looming skilled worker shortage. There is a strong commitment among the presidents for collaboration to boost participation rates among high school graduates, Aboriginal learners, immigrant learners, and the under-employed. The presidents are also committed to developing a framework for system-wide education planning that effectively responds to regional economic and skills development in BC. BC Colleges News Release