$6 Million Provided for Provincial Tech Sector
Nanaimo Business News
The Government of B.C. is providing $6 million, through the BC Innovation Council (BCIC), to support the growth and success of the province’s active technology sector while furthering the momentum of the BC Jobs Plan.
“These new programs will encourage the development of small and medium tech firms in B.C. and the training of a new workforce, adapted to the needs of British Columbia’s industry,” explained Amrik Virk, Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services.
The announced funding provides students the opportunity to build desired skills while being exposed to future career possibilities, simultaneously connecting companies to knowledgeable and passionate students who can be trained to meet their needs.
BCIC Tech Works, delivered through BCIC, unites students with valuable training opportunities at innovative companies in B.C.’s technology sector through the BCIC Innovator Skills Initiative and BC Tech Co-Op Grants Program.
“By training and developing entrepreneurs today, we create tomorrow’s leaders – those who will have a long lasting impact on the future of B.C. through job creation and economic development,” stated Greg Caws, president and CEO of BC Innovation Council.