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Advanced Education, Skills and Training

Breaking down barriers to post-secondary education on Vancouver Island

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Advanced Education, Skills and Training

Breaking down barriers to post-secondary education on Vancouver Island

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Alison Antrobus
Ministry of Advanced Education
250 356-8706
Media Contacts
Alison Antrobus
Ministry of Advanced Education
250 356-8706

Backgrounders

Funding supports access to training for in-demand jobs

Each of the following institutions received a one-time grant of $75,000:

  • British Columbia Institute of Technology
  • Camosun College
  • Capilano University
  • College of New Caledonia
  • College of the Rockies
  • Douglas College
  • Emily Carr University of Art and Design
  • Justice Institute of British Columbia
  • Kwantlen Polytechnic University
  • Langara College
  • North Island College
  • Northern Lights College
  • Northwest Community College
  • Nicola Valley Institute of Technology
  • Okanagan College
  • Selkirk College
  • Thompson Rivers University
  • University of the Fraser Valley
  • Vancouver Community College
  • Vancouver Island University

In addition, government provided $150,000 to support access to assistive technology and services, such as teaching and learning materials for visually and hearing-impaired students, at public post-secondary institutions in B.C.:

  • Centre for Accessible Post-Secondary Education Resources (CAPER)-BC – $50,000
  • Post-Secondary Communication Access Services (PCAS) – $50,000
  • Program for Institutional Loans of Assistive Technology (PILAT) – $50,000

Vancouver Community College also received $275,000 that will go towards training and technology to assist students with disabilities to prepare for post-secondary education. For example, the college has begun offering Braille language development courses for students starting in programs for the visually impaired.

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