Vancouver Community College collaborates with BMW Group Canada
The recent collaborative agreement between Vancouver Community College (VCC) and BMW Group Canada will assist in the development of high-level automotive collision and refinishing technicians. This is a two-year agreement in which BMW Group Canada will share their online curriculum with VCC students and staff until September 2018.
VCC will integrate the BMW and MINI training materials that are aligned with British Columbia provincial training standards into the curriculum of the automotive collision and refinishing program.
VCC's Dean of Trades, Technology and Design, Brett Griffiths states that "the collaboration between VCC and BMW Group Canada will enable graduates from VCC's Automotive collision and refinishing programs to be proficient with BMW's stringent guidelines required to restore these sophisticated vehicles to their safety specifications."
For VCC, the BMW Group Canada collaboration is part of its strategic direction to work more closely with industry partners to provide highly skilled and qualified workers. "This collaboration clearly demonstrates our automotive program's commitment to meet the needs of both our students and our industry parters," says Griffiths.