SFU co-op students, young innovators to benefit from BCIC Tech Works
Simon Fraser University’s co-operative education students and young entrepreneurs will be among those to benefit from provincial government funding that will enhance students’ workplace skills and help them explore future career options.
Amrik Virk, Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services, visited the Surrey campus on May 25 to announce $6 million for BCIC Tech Works, which will be delivered through the BC Innovation Council.
The BCIC Innovator Skills Initiative and the BC Tech Co-Op Grants program will use the funding to provide training opportunities for co-op students at B.C. technology companies.
Muriel Klemetski, director of SFU Co-operative Education, says, “B.C.’s post-secondary co-op programs are delighted that the provincial government has chosen to support our co-op employers and students.