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New funding equips trades and technology students for the future

Posted on June 7, 2019

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Vancouver Community College (VCC) is pleased to be one of 19 B.C. post-secondary institutions to receive $160,000 to fund technologically advanced trades equipment, as announced Thursday, June 6 at the VCC Downtown campus.

The announcement was hosted at JJ’s, VCC’s recently refurbished on-campus fine dining restaurant, and was emceed by Vancouver-Fraserview MLA and B.C. Minister of State for Trade George Chow. Speakers included B.C. Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training Melanie Mark, VCC president and CEO Dr. Peter Nunoda, VCC culinary arts department head Chef Collin Gill, and VCC culinary student Jefferson Bueno. 

“By investing in up-to-date equipment, we’re ensuring students at VCC and throughout the Lower Mainland and the province are developing the skills they need to be the next generation of tech and trades leaders in B.C.,” said Minister Chow. 

Prior to the announcement, Minister Mark toured many of VCC’s training kitchens and on-site bakeries, meeting with dozens of students and sampling their creations. 

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