The following statement from Melanie Mark, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training, celebrates the one-year anniversary of tuition-free Adult Basic Education and English Language Learning programs and the launch of UpgradeBC.ca
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Melanie Mark, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training, has issued the following statement on the launch of an information campaign to prevent sexualized violence and misconduct on and around post-secondary campuses.
Helping Students Succeed Through Work-Integrated Learning Tag: BC Colleges
Post-secondary students throughout British Columbia will get better opportunities to take part in co-op and other work-integrated learning opportunities.
A new, landmark agreement for key public-sector infrastructure projects in B.C. will deliver good-paying jobs, better training and apprenticeships, and more trades opportunities for Indigenous peoples, women and youth around the province.
Internship Programs Help Spark Innovation for Students, Industry Tag: BC Colleges
Students throughout the province are benefiting from a provincial investment of $10 million in internship programs that connect budding researchers with industry partners to solve real-world problems.
Accessibility Funding Gives Students the Tools to Succeed Tag: BC Colleges
Students with disabilities enrolled at public post-secondary institutions will be given supports to succeed in their studies and train for a range of in-demand careers.
Removing barriers for former youth in care outside the classroom Tag: BC Colleges
Former youth in care have access to additional wraparound supports during their post-secondary studies to help them afford the necessary expenses outside the classroom, with the Government of British Columbia's renewed contributions to the Youth Futures Education Fund.
Indigenous Early Childhood Educators to Support Cowichan Families Tag: BC Colleges
Twenty-four Indigenous students in the Cowichan Valley will gain culturally relevant skills and knowledge to provide specialized early childhood care in their community.
New 10K Scholarships Support Women in BC's Growing Tech Sector Tag: BC Colleges
Women studying computer science, math and engineering can now apply for a $10K scholarship designed to increase the number of women in these traditionally under-represented tech professions. At least one of these scholarships will be dedicated to a woman of Indigenous ancestry.
Sex Assault Supports Vary in BC Universities a Year After Provincial Bill (Universities-Sex-Assault) Tag: BC Colleges
One year after a bill came into effect requiring British Columbia universities to have sexual assault policies, the supports available at different schools still vary widely and students are urging the province to fill a funding gap.