BC NDP MLA Joan Phillip says funding will support training for in-demand careers

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VANCOUVER – BC NDP MLA Joan Phillip says that people will benefit from tuition-free programs to help train for high-demand post-secondary programs and meet their career goals at Native Education College and Vancouver Community College.

“Everyone deserves a chance to learn and pursue their dreams,” said Joan Phillip, MLA for Vancouver-Mount Pleasant. “While previous governments charged high tuition fees for Adult Basic Education and English language training that created financial barriers and held people back, our BC NDP government believes in supporting people and their education.”

The following Post-Secondary Institutions are receiving funding to offer Adult Basic Education and English Language Learning Pathways programs (ABE/ELL) in 2024/2025:

  • Native Education College, $400,000
  • Vancouver Community College, $363,924

The Adult Basic Education and English Language Learning pathways program was launched in 2022 to provide tailored support for people who need upgrading to purse in-demand jobs. For the 2024/25 year, the Province is investing $3.5 million in one-time funding to support 22 pathways at 12 public post-secondary institutions and the Native Education College.

The pathways program sets students up for success in high-demand career programs by supporting their transition to post-secondary education and skills training. Institutions help students integrate into post-secondary life, tailor offerings to students’ target careers or disciplines, and offer career guidance and additional academic supports.

Learn More: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2024PSFS0023-000961