Partnerships: Strong Communities

Strong And Vibrant Communities in BC

BC’s colleges offer more than 250 different academic, trades, career, technical and skills programs in 50 community campuses & training centres across British Columbia. This close-to-home learning is directly linked to the needs of BC’s labour market and students of all ages and backgrounds. The result? Greater student success, lower education costs, and strong, vibrant communities - since college graduates are more likely to stay and work where they’ve studied.

Supporting regional prosperity through strategic and sustained investment in BC’s colleges, will allow colleges to partner with employers to offer workplace training and co-op education placements. Helping displaced workers, immigrants, indigenous learners and other underrepresented groups get educated with the right skills will in turn maximize their workforce participation, their personal health, and family wellbeing. Investing in a college education makes sense.