Camosun Meeting BC's Demand for Skilled Labour
Camosun College is meeting the needs and challenges identified in the Conference Board of Canada's recently released Skills for Success: Developing Skills for a Prosperous BC report through its diverse programming in high-demand areas as trades, applied sciences and technologies, business and management.
"Camosun is focused on providing relevant, applied programming to help meet our province's current and future demand for a highly skilled and educated labour force," says Interim President Peter Lockie.
"By 2020, the province is expected to have over one million new job openings," adds Lockie. "Forty-four per cent of those occupations will require college or trade certification and a further 34% will require a degree. With over 160 career, technical and academic educational programs, Camosun is positioned well to deliver highly trained new workers for BC's current and emerging employment needs."