BC NDP MLA says funding will support training for in-demand careers at Selkirk College

CASTLEGAR- BC NDP MLA Katrine Conroy says that people will benefit from tuition-free programs to help train for high-demand post-secondary programs and meet their career goals at Selkirk College

“Helping people upgrade their skills for in-demand training courses means more British Columbians will be able to pursue fulfilling careers,” said Katrine Conroy, MLA for Kootenay West. “Selkirk College is such an amazing resource here in the Kootenays, and I’m glad we can support them as they offer even more services to our communities.”

Selkirk College is receiving $587,827 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.

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