Funding announced to support home-grown tech talent
A commitment of $250,000 to develop coding-related skills at five BC post-secondary institutions in Kelowna, Victoria and Vancouver was announced today by Premier Christy Clark. BCIT, Okanagan College, SFU, UBC and UVIC will each reached $50,000 to pilot short-term coding training programs tailored to meet the local needs of industry and fill technical job vacancies in the growing sector.
Technology is the second-fastest private sector job creator in BC and all signs point to continued growth. Thanks to this commitment of support to create skilled talent within our post-secondary institutions, we are creating more opportunities for students who want to stay in the province to find rewarding careers in our growing, diverse economy.
Looking for opportunities in tech in BC? Meet with Vancouver’s fastest growing tech companies that are looking for the best talent in the city on Thursday, May 14that Techvibes Tech Fest.