BCIC Innovator Skills Initiative
The BCIC Innovator Skills Initiative is cultivating future technology leaders by bridging the innovation and entrepreneurial gap. It enables students to build desired skills for future career opportunities and inspires them to start their own companies, thereby creating quality jobs for British Columbians.
The program is delivered by BCIC’s technology industry partners (see Program Guidelines), driven by regional industry needs. Students are employed by BC-based technology companies through a BCIC Innovator Skills Initiative Voucher valued up to $7,500, which is matched by the company.
Benefit for Students
Students gain valuable work experience while developing business, technical and innovative skills that meet the industry needs in BC. With exposure to regional industry needs and challenges, students also gain the entrepreneurial training and skills required to run a successful business.
Benefit for Companies
Companies gain access to innovative talent at an affordable cost and the opportunity to showcase industry problems to future solution providers.
- View Program Guidelines
Thomas Partridge, Programs Specialist
The BCIC Innovator Skills Initiative is part of BCIC Tech Works.