VCC Fast Facts


About Us

Walk into any five-star hotel, award-winning kitchen, bakery, music studio, auto-shop, or hospital in Vancouver and you’re sure to meet a talented and successful VCC grad. Our commitment to the community, and advanced skills training ensures our students are well positioned to break new ground in their chosen fields after graduation. With over 15,000 students annually, including a growing number of International and Aboriginal learners, VCC is uniquely positioned to offer both academic and applied career programming and skills training.

VCC understands the challenges and opportunities within our sector. B.C. is facing an impending skills gap where the number of jobs in the province will exceed the number of people with appropriate skills or training. We believe the ways to begin to address this skills gap start with innovation and collaboration within the post-secondary system, as well as within the industry. Understanding that students want choices when it comes to their post-secondary education, we have partnered with BCIT, UBC and SFU to open doors, remove barriers that exist between one school and the next, and explore new methods of program development. We have also partnered with Samsung, White Spot and other corporations to provide students with in-demand skills training.

VCC brings together people from many backgrounds and cultures; we strive to create new opportunities, build community, and offer enriched educational experiences. Our strong ties to the Downtown and East Vancouver neighbourhoods are evident in our many diverse partnerships, while our direct connections to industry enhance the relevancy of our programs, and the future success of our graduates.