Advanced Education, Skills and Training

Accessibility funding gives students the tools to succeed

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Advanced Education, Skills and Training

Accessibility funding gives students the tools to succeed

Media Contacts
Jennifer Fernandes
Communications Manager
Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training
250 952-6400
Amanda Hardy
Marketing and Communications Manager
Vancouver Community College
778 995-9761
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Media Contacts
Jennifer Fernandes
Communications Manager
Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training
250 952-6400
Amanda Hardy
Marketing and Communications Manager
Vancouver Community College
778 995-9761

Backgrounders

Programs improve accessibility to education and jobs training

Examples of programs:

  • The access to baking and kitchen careers pilot program at Vancouver Community College will provide eight students on the autism spectrum with foundational skills in baking and basic food preparation.
  • The horticulture and landscape training program at Okanagan College will provide eight students with learning disabilities training to enter the workforce.
  •  Northwest Community College will work with a curriculum specialist to better support students with disabilities in high market-demand programs, including trades and business.
  • Eight student volunteers at Douglas College will create their own personalized plans to manage their mental illness, with a pilot wellness recovery action program.

The 20 institutions that will each receive $75,000 in 2018 are:

  • 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
  • Nicola Valley Institute of Technology
  • North Island College
  • Northern Lights College
  • Northwest Community College
  • Okanagan College
  • Selkirk College
  • Thompson Rivers University
  • University of the Fraser Valley
  • Vancouver Community College
  • Vancouver Island University

 

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