Advanced Education, Skills and Training

New tech seats in niche programs give students more choices

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Advanced Education, Skills and Training

New tech seats in niche programs give students more choices

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Rodney Porter
Communications Director
Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training
rodney.porter@gov.bc.ca
250 889-7494
Media Contacts
Rodney Porter
Communications Director
Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training
rodney.porter@gov.bc.ca
250 889-7494

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Students and employers benefit from more tech seats

The Government of British Columbia is providing an initial $900,000 to kick-start planning, development and implementation of 370 additional niche tech seats at nine public post-secondary institutions.

  • Capilano University: $100,000 to plan for 50 additional spaces in 3D animation, 2D animation and visual effects diploma programs. The program expansion will be supported with annual funding of $500,000, once fully up and running in 2020-21.
  • Douglas College: $100,000 to plan for 40 additional spaces in new interactive media technologies diplomas. The program expansion wil be supported by annual funding of $400,000, once fully up and running in 2020-21.
  • Emily Carr University of Art and Design: $100,000 to plan for 40 additional spaces in a new master of design in interaction design degree. The program expansion will be supported with annual funding of $400,000, once fully up and running in 2020-21.
  • Langara College: $100,000 to plan for 40 additional spaces in data analytics certificate and web technologies citation programs. The program expansion will be supported with annual funding of $400,000, once fully up and running in 2020-21.
  • North Island College: $100,000 to plan for 40 additional spaces in a new computer information systems certificate program. The program expansion will be supported with annual funding of $400,000, once fully up and running in 2020-21.
  • Selkirk College: $100,000 to plan for 40 additional student spaces in web application development certificate and digital fabrication and design diploma programs. The program expansion will be supported with annual funding of $400,000, once fully up and running in 2020-21.
  • University of the Fraser Valley: $100,000 to plan for 40 additional spaces in various tech-related credential programs, including an applied bioinformatics certificate, coding certificate, digital fabrication diploma, graphic and digital design minor, and bachelor degree of media arts. The program expansion will be supported with annual funding of $400,000, once fully up and running in 2020-21.
  • Vancouver Community College: $100,000 to plan for 40 additional spaces in computer systems technology diploma. The program expansion will be supported with annual funding of $400,000, once fully up and running in 2020-21.
  • Vancouver Island University: $100,000 to plan for 40 additional spaces in fundamentals of engineering certificate and engineering design and practice diploma programs. The program expansion will be supported with annual funding of $400,000, once fully up and running in 2020-21.

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