VIDEO: $1.8 million in funding for 8 postsecondary schools

Camosun College, VIU, Thompson Rivers and others will receive a one-time funding package from the Government of B.C.

Onlookers watch a demonstration at Camosun College.

Onlookers watch a demonstration at Camosun College.



The government of B.C. has announced almost $1.8 million in one-time funding for student spaces in short-term training programs at several postsecondary schools around the province.

“We’re encouraging education that meets labour demands – training that gets British Columbians ready to contribute here in B.C., and to put a paycheque in their back pocket for doing so,” said Advanced Education Minister Amrik Virk, on Tuesday. “As the demand for health care continues to grow, we need to ensure that we continue to provide the right training in the right place to meet regional demands.”

The funding has been granted to support 12 programs, including mental health and addictions and health care assistant, to be offered at eight public postsecondary institutions throughout B.C., including Camosun College (featured in the video above).

The government says the funding will create 221 additional student spaces in 2013-14.

Schools included in the government’s funding are:

Camosun College (Victoria)

College of New Caledonia (Fort St. James)

College of the Rockies (Invermere, Fernie)

North Island College (Hornby/Denman Islands)

Northern Lights College (Fort Nelson)

Okanagan College (Revelstoke)

Thompson Rivers University (Kamloops, 100 Mile House)

Vancouver Island University (Nanaimo)

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