BC Colleges congratulates Premier Christy Clark & the BC Liberals

May 15, 2013 Victoria, BC | BC Colleges congratulates Premier Clark and the BC Liberal Party in forming the next government. Our colleges look forward to working with the Premier and her new team on addressing how our colleges can produce the highly skilled and job-ready workforce required to realize BC’s economic prosperity.

Our 11 public colleges are committed to working collaboratively to advance regional economic and skills development in the almost 60 communities throughout BC where our campuses or learning centres are located. BC Colleges believes that through our joint commitment to providing accessible and affordable education close to home, we can effectively contribute to the economic growth of communities that in turn benefits the entire province. We welcome the opportunity to collaborate further on helping to advance the growth and prosperity agenda of the new BC Liberal government.

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BC Colleges is a consortium representing BC’s 11 public, community colleges serving almost 200,000 students annually with campuses in over 60 communities throughout British Columbia. BC’s colleges offer a comprehensive range of programs from university studies and baccalaureate degrees to career, technical and trades education. All of BC’s colleges offer programs that are designed to be accessible, affordable and responsive to the evolving needs of BC communities and industry.