New grads and co-ops drive talent development in BC’s tech sector

Speaking at the sold-out second annual #BCTECH Summit, Premier Christy Clark today announced a significant increase in the number of tech-related grads and co-op placements throughout the province to drive tech talent development and support continued growth in  British Columbia’s thriving technology sector.

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

BC will become a leader in the innovation economy by working to increase the number of tech-grads by 1,000 per year by 2022. Post-secondary tech degree program co-op placements will be doubled to over 1,400 students annually, and the Mitacs student research program will be expanded by two-thirds to more than 800 internships annually.

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