Advanced Education, Skills and Training

Students and tech sector to benefit from tech-programming expansion

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Advanced Education, Skills and Training

Students and tech sector to benefit from tech-programming expansion

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Meaghan Thorkelson
Public Affairs Officer
Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training
Meaghan.thorkelson@gov.bc.ca
250 356-2277
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Media Contacts
Meaghan Thorkelson
Public Affairs Officer
Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training
Meaghan.thorkelson@gov.bc.ca
250 356-2277

Backgrounders

Additional tech seats in the Lower Mainland

Simon Fraser University (Surrey) – new programming

  • Startup funding of $500,000 in 2017-18 to help ramp up to a total of 320 spaces in undergraduate sustainable-energy engineering degrees. This is expected to produce 80 additional graduates per year by 2023.
  • Startup funding of $300,000 in 2017-18 to support an eventual total of 120 graduate sustainable-energy engineering degrees. This is expected to produce 60 additional graduates per year by 2023.

University of British Columbia – new and expanded programming

  • Startup funding of $600,000 in 2017-18, in part to support the eventual creation of 624 spaces in computer science and biomedical and manufacturing engineering degrees at the Vancouver campus. This is expected to lead to 156 additional graduates per year by 2023.

British Columbia Institute of Technology (Downtown Vancouver) – expanded programming

  • Startup funding of $300,000 in 2017-18 to support the eventual creation of 300 spaces in short-term information-technology diplomas, including cybersecurity and digital arts. This is expected to produce 150 additional graduates per year by 2021.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University (Surrey) – expanded programming

  • Startup funding of $200,000 in 2017-18 to support an eventual total of 40 spaces in mechatronics and advanced manufacturing-technology diplomas. This is expected to generate 20 additional graduates per year by 2020.

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