COQUITLAM – New Democrat MLA Fin Donnelly says students will gain hands-on skills thanks to new technology and trades equipment upgrades at Douglas University.
“Our new investment will ensure students here at Douglas College and other post-secondary institutions across B.C. will gain the hands-on skills needed to be successful in their future careers,” said Fin Donnelly, MLA for Coquitlam-Burke Mountain. “It’s important that students have access to the same state-of-the-art technology and equipment that’s used within industry today.”
Douglas College will receive up to $150,000 to support new equipment and technology for programs such as Computer Science, Engineering and Physics at it’s Coquitlam campus.
Douglas College 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.