B.C. government looking to increase tech sector with new grads and immigrants

The province is pushing to be a leader in the innovation economy by boosting the number of tech-grads.

Speaking at the second annual #BCTECH Summit in Vancouver on Monday, Premier Christy Clark said the province will become a leader by increasing the number of tech-grads by 1,000 a year by year 2022 and doubling post-secondary tech co-op placements to over 1,400 students annually.

“B.C.’s tech community has told us their number-one priority is making sure British Columbians have the talent and skills they need so the sector can continue to grow and thrive,” Clark said in a release.

“The revised BC Tech Strategy is about giving British Columbians in all corners of the province every opportunity to build careers in tech.”

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