BC NDP MLA Lana Popham says funding will support training for in-demand careers at Camosun College

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SAANICH – BC NDP MLA Lana Popham says that people will benefit from tuition-free programs to help train for high-demand post-secondary programs and meet their career goals at Camosun College.

“People who are working hard to develop their skills should feel supported,” said Lana Popham, MLA for Saanich South. “With this funding, people taking adult education and English language pathway courses will be able to access this education without financial barriers.”

Camosun College is receiving $335,250.00 in funding to offer Adult Basic Education and English Language Learning Pathways programs (ABE/ELL) in 2024/2025.

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.


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