Vancouver Community College (VCC) is pleased to be one of 20 B.C. post-secondary institutions to receive $150,000 to fund technologically advanced trades equipment, as announced on Wednesday, Nov. 10.
Prior to the announcement, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training Anne Kang, Vancouver False Creek MLA Brenda Bailey, and VCC president and CEO Ajay Patel toured VCC’s training kitchens, on-site bakeries, and hair salon and spa, meeting with dozens of student apprentices in honour of Apprenticeship Recognition Month.
“Investing in students is an important part of building a stronger B.C.,” said Anne Kang, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training. “Students across the province will have the opportunity to learn the latest techniques with state-of-the-art technology and equipment, preparing them for their future careers.”
The funding will allow students throughout B.C. to gain the hands-on training they need to start a career in the skilled trades. Approximately 73,000 job openings are expected in the 10-year period 2019-29.
“At VCC, we know the value of keeping our trades programs aligned with industry standards,” said Ysabel Sukic, department leader of Culinary Arts. “This funding will help our students continue to learn on the same equipment they will use in the workforce. We appreciate the government’s support in helping us continue to offer students the best tools while training at VCC.”
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