The President of North Island College is praising the government’s announcement on BC Colleges Day.
Minister of Advanced Education Andrew Wilkinson made the announcement Tuesday, declaring March 7th as a day to celebrate colleges.
John Bowman with NIC says schools play a huge part in community’s across the province.
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He says colleges provide technical training for careers in trades, and offer University programming that leads to a degree.
Bowman says 42% of all job openings across BC require training offered in colleges. He notes there are over 250 programs across the province serving 125,000 students annually.