A slowing economy and the lowest unemployment rate in Canada are giving post-secondary students something to celebrate on British Columbia (BC) Colleges Day. Many students enrolled at the eleven (11) public colleges in British Columbia are electing training that makes them prepared for jobs in high-demand areas including Technology, Trades, Health Care, and Early Childhood Education. The Government of British Columbia is making significant investments in education and skills training in these sectors.
British Columbia is home to 11 public colleges, with more than 60 campuses and education centers throughout the province. British Columbia’s colleges offer 250 academic, trades, technology, and professional programs to 150,000 students. Apart from this, thousands of British Columbian residents take courses at colleges through continuing education.
John Bowman, chairperson of BC Colleges stated, “From artificial intelligence to advanced technology, disruptive changes are affecting every sector in every community”. In addition, “B.C.’s colleges are working proactively to equip today’s learners with the skills and knowledge required by employers in tomorrow’s economy.”
Whereas Jesse Gough, a recent graduate from Camosun College said, “The education I received, prepared me for a career in engineering and design. Thanks to the skills obtained at Camosun College, I am able to work on leading-edge design and manufacturing, which is in high demand by local tech companies.”