About BC Colleges

BC Colleges is an association of British Columbia’s public, post-secondary colleges. The role of the organization is to work closely with businesses, government and key stakeholders regarding partnership, investment and public policy, and to facilitate collaboration between the colleges so they can more effectively produce a well-educated and highly skilled workforce for British Columbia.

Our Colleges Make A Big Impact In BC

The role of BC’s public colleges is to provide British Columbians with the essential and advanced skills needed in an ever-changing workplace. And we’re clearly doing our job: over 90% of BC college students graduate and transition into the workforce within 6 months.

The BC college system has been in place for over 5 decades and serves over 125,000 students annually. With campuses and learning centres in over 60 communities throughout BC, our network of colleges provides close-to-home education that is directly linked to the labour market.

BC’s colleges serve people and communities from all walks of life with a diverse range of programs - from adult education, through to career, technical, trade, university transfer and applied baccalaureate programs. Our programs provide relevant opportunities and pathways to employment or further education.

As the primary supplier of a well-educated, highly skilled workforce our system of community colleges is crucial to building sustainable communities and maximizing individual potential throughout BC.