On June 6, the BC government announced new funding to support 13 post-secondary institutions, including Vancouver Community College (VCC) to provide more opportunities to students to participate in work-integrated learning such as co-ops, internships, and practicums.
“Work-integrated learning helps future workers access the hands-on experience they need to launch their careers,” said Selina Robinson, Minister of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills. “These placements give people valuable opportunities to apply what they learn in the classroom to real-world settings and benefit employers by having workers who they train and can become potential new employees.”
This investment is part of the StrongerBC: Future Ready Action Plan, which will give thousands of people the skills and opportunities they need to thrive and employers an improved ability to find the talent they need.
VCC has a comprehensive work-integrated-learning program and partners with employers around the province to provide students with real-world work experience.
Find out more about VCC's work-integrated learning programs.