SAANICH – New Democrat MLAs Lana Popham and Murray Rankin say students will gain hands-on skills thanks to new technology and trades equipment upgrades at Camosun College.
“Opportunities to learn using the latest tools and technology will set Camosun students up to excel when they enter their respective industries, whether it is the culinary arts or civil engineering,” said Lana Popham, MLA for Saanich-South. “The potential and talent at Camosun is limitless and by investing in students today, we can build a stronger B.C. for tomorrow.”
Camosun College will receive up to $150,000 to support trades and technology equipment upgrades for students in the following programs at the Interurban campus:
- Civil Engineering
- Computer Science
- Electrical Foundations
- Metal/Motor Trades
“Providing students with high-quality learning environments provides them with more opportunities to think outside the box,” said Murray Rankin, MLA for Oak Bay-Gordon Head. “That’s why increasing access to new state-of-the-art technologies will help foster the type of innovative thinking that today’s world needs.”
Vancouver Island University is one of 20 institutions across the province that are each receiving up to $150,000 to buy equipment for trades and technology programs, with a total government investment of $3 million. Public post-secondary institutions will replace obsolete equipment and acquire up-to-date technology, which will ensure students’ training remains relevant and meets the needs of employers.
Investing in advanced education and skills training for people is part of the New Democrat government’s plan to build back a stronger B.C. for everyone.