Work-Integrated Learning in BC receives largest investment in 20 years

June 12, 2019

The Government of British Columbia has announced the largest investment in co-op education the province has seen in 20 years, earmarking $9M to provide students with practical work experience. “We know at our ministry it is imperative to invest in people,” said BC Minister of Advanced Education Melanie Mark. “Why would we not want to invest in the 21st century and the next generation?” "Completing your studies is only part of the challenge students face when looking for work," added Noah Berson, chairperson of the Alliance of BC Students (ABCS). "It has become crucial for students to have access to real-world work opportunities, to get a real understanding of the fields they are studying in, and we are thrilled that the Government has recognized the value that students can provide to the economy and employers." Times Colonist (BC)