NDP MLAs Singh and Whiteside say students at Douglas College will benefit from new technology and trades equipment

NEW WESTMINSTER – New Democrat MLAs Aman Singh and Jennifer Whiteside say students will gain hands-on skills thanks to new technology and trades equipment upgrades at Douglas College.

“It’s vital that students have access to equipment that keeps up with technological changes”, said Aman Singh, MLA for Richmond-Queensborough. “We are investing in new opportunities for all students, so they can be a part of building a stronger B.C.”

Douglas College will receive up to $150,000 for programs such as Computer Science, Engineering and Physics at its New Westminster campus.

“Providing technology and trades equipment that is up-to-date is one of the ways we are setting students up for success”, said Jennifer Whiteside, MLA for New Westminster. “Hands-on learning opportunities help students gain the skills they need to thrive in their future careers.”

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.

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