Investment creates 3,000 tech- learning spaces in B.C.

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  • More students will have access to indemand programs as 3,000 more
    technologyrelevant spaces become available in the public post
    secondary education system.

    Spaces will include a range of areas, including cybersecurity, software
    engineering, data science, life sciences, creative tech, clean tech and

    The new student spaces are possible through a provincial threeyear
    investment of $74.7 million. The spaces and supporting investment are
    included in the StrongerBC: Future Ready Action Plan, which is
    working to accelerate talent development and skills training to address
    workforce challenges across all sectors and throughout B.C.

    “We’re facing an enormous challenge our economy is changing,
    workplaces are transforming, and we have more job openings in
    growing and indemand fields than we have the skilled workers ready
    to fill them,” said Selina Robinson, Minister of PostSecondary
    Education and Future Skills. “People with technological skills and
    knowledge are in high demand within nearly every sector from
    agriculture to manufacturing. That’s why we are excited to add 3,000
    more techrelevant spaces for people to learn, grow and thrive in
    these indemand jobs.”
    Over the next decade, B.C. needs a large and diverse pool of people
    with the technological skills and knowledge to fill the current and
    future job openings expected. Postsecondary education and skills
    training plays an invaluable role in closing the skills gap, supporting
    economic sustainability and growth in the province.

    “The biggest challenge we are hearing from businesses is finding the
    skilled labour they need,” said Brenda Bailey, Minister of Jobs,
    Economic Development and Innovation. “Through this investment,
    people will have better access to the technological education and skills
    training they need for rewarding careers, ensuring employers are able
    to find the worldclass talent they need to grow and prosper in B.C.”

    Some of the new technologyrelevant spaces will be open to enrolment
    as soon as September 2023, with others to follow in subsequent
    years. Through the creation of these spaces, more students will have
    access to a wide range of responsive programming from certificates
    and diplomas to degrees giving people the flexibility to find a path
    that works for them and B.C. employers.

    “Having had the opportunity to experience incredible handson learning
    at TRIUMF, I am excited that even more students will get work
    experience at innovative institutions in the tech space,” said Nicolas
    Fedrigo, a life sciences mechatronic engineering coop student at
    TRIUMF, Canada’s particle accelerator centre. “The invaluable learning
    experiences and supportive environment at TRIUMF have been
    instrumental in helping me discover career aspirations that I am truly
    passionate about.”

    The StrongerBC: Future Ready Action Plan released May 2, 2023, is
    a crossgovernment plan that will help make education and training
    more accessible, affordable and relevant to help prepare the people of
    B.C. for the jobs of today and tomorrow. The action plan is supported
    by a provincial investment of $480 million over three years.
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