Training for jobs of the future: BCIT partners with Microsoft to offer computer science education in high schools

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) – the post-secondary institution recognized for integrating education and industry – is announcing a partnership with Microsoft Corp. and its Technology Education and Literacy in Schools (TEALS) program to teach foundation computational skills for BC high-school students. This partnership recognizes the value of exposing young … Read more

BC jobs in-demand in 2019 (and beyond)

The year has only just begun, but 2019 is already looking positive for job-seekers. According to WorkBC’s most recent Labour Market Outlook report, the number of retiring baby boomers, along with economic growth, are opening new employment opportunities across the board. Of course, if you’re looking to score one of the year’s most in-demand jobs, … Read more

Looking Back: 7 ways BCIT innovated through collaboration in 2018

At BCIT, our students and faculty are prepared to solve problems faced in our increasingly complex world. From electric vehicle charging infrastructure to the introduction of education in rural areas, our innovative solutions contributed to another successful year. We attribute our success through the power of collaboration and as 2018 comes to an end, we … Read more

Education plays key role in meeting B.C.’s economic challenges

(This story first appeared in Business in Vancouver on December 24, 2018, written by Kathy Kinloch.) As 2018 draws to a close, we look forward to the fresh start and renewed opportunities inherent in a new year. It’s easy to look back on the outgoing annum with a certain degree of disdain. So, I believe it’s … Read more

What’s a polytechnic, college, and university? Similarities and differences explained

With so many post-secondary options to choose from, it can be difficult for prospective students to decide what’s right for them. How does one institution differ from the other, and what form of education will help them achieve their career goals? In this article, we’ll answer those questions and more, so you can determine what … Read more

BCIT President Kathy Kinloch recognized as Canada’s Most Admired CEO

BCIT is thrilled to celebrate President Kathy Kinloch as an award recipient of the 2018 Canada’s Most Admired CEO in the Broader Public Sector category. This award recognizes CEOs of Canadian companies who have achieved significant accomplishments in their career and utilized the power of corporate culture to drive organizational performance. The award cites Kathy’s … Read more

As business starts to understand the need for sustainability, BCIT Business grads help put it into practice

When Laurence Serra talks about the urgency of stopping climate change in its overheated tracks, business people don’t argue. Disagreement isn’t the problem, Serra says. Everyone has heard the warnings, such as the recent United Nations report that we have a dozen years to keep global warming to a maximum 1.5 C. If we don’t, according … Read more

BCIT touts competitive edge in new campaign: Industry Experts for a Complex World

As a registered forensic nurse with the Fraser Health Authority, Tara Wilkie helps victims of human trafficking, domestic abuse, and sexual assault. Her training is paramount to recognizing and stopping the cycle of abuse – which is why she felt it was so important to return to her alma mater to teach Forensic Health Sciences … Read more