The state of the Canadian aerospace industry: A roundtable with Jean Charest at BCIT

A roundtable with Jean Charest at BCIT Aerospace Technology Campus

The Honourable Jean Charest, former Deputy Prime Minister and Quebec Premier, visited the BCIT Aerospace Technology Campus on January 28 and addressed the risk of Canada losing its forefront in the global aerospace sector should the Canadian government not invest heavily and strategically into a long-term vision for the future of the Canadian aerospace industry. … Read more

Think outside the box: how a BCIT alumna learned from the best of both worlds

BCIT-Communication Design Essential

Britt Low already has an undergraduate degree in Communication and Publishing but she always knew that graphic design was her true calling. She didn’t want to dedicate another four years to complete the proper training and education needed for a job in graphic design so when she discovered the one-year BCIT Communication Design Essentials program, … Read more

BCIT welcomes 1000 sustainable thought leaders at upcoming green conference

BCIT hosts Ecocity 2019 in Vancouver

Sustainability starts with education and awareness Vancouver city councillors recently voted unanimously to declare a climate change emergency. The passing of this motion could not have been timelier as the countdown begins to welcome the Ecocity World Summit at the Vancouver Convention Centre from October 7 to 11. As the first polytechnic institution in Canada … Read more

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