How to tap into one major potential pool of talent

Originally printed in the Globe and Mail – October 26, 2018 – by Matthew Halliday As big a win as LNG Canada’s just-approved $40-billion natural gas project is for British Columbia, one bit of uncertainty continues to hang over the project: Can B.C. supply enough labour for the estimated 10,000 jobs coming its way? Kory … Read more

Why BCIT was voted the top school in Vancouver for a tech education

BCIT is honoured to be named the Top School in Vancouver for Digital-Tech Education in the Georgia Straight’s 23rd Annual Best of Vancouver awards. BCIT plays a leadership role in addressing the demand for tech talent, offering over 40 different applied programs in Computing and Digital Arts, well-recognized credentials, and a 96% employment rate for … Read more

How BCIT is promoting diversity through an Indigenous lens

Photo credit: Maria Angerilli, FSA BCIT acknowledges that we are located on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish People, specifically the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, and Squamish. In the spirit of Orange Shirt Day, BCIT is proud to announce the continued funding of the Diversity Circles’ events, created in partnership between BCIT and the Faculty and Staff … Read more

BCIT Researcher receives Innovation to Commercialization award

Congratulations to BCIT researcher Dr. Jaimie Borisoff and his team, including MAKE+ Project Leader Johanne Mattie, Research Analyst Angie Wong, Research Assistant Rory Dougall, and CARI Trades Researcher Ernie Janzen for receiving an Innovation to Commercialization award from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research! “It’s so exciting to be involved in the commercialization of … Read more

New framework ties major projects to benefits for workers and communities

NEWS RELEASE July 16, 2018 BURNABY – A new, landmark agreement for key public-sector infrastructure projects in B.C. will deliver good-paying jobs, better training and apprenticeships, and more trades opportunities for Indigenous peoples, women and youth around the province. “British Columbians rightfully expect B.C. projects to benefit B.C. workers, families and communities. Our new Community … Read more

BCIT Co-op employer named Provincial ACE Industry Partner of the Year

The BCIT Centre for Workplace Education is pleased to announce that their nominee for the 2018 BC Association for Co-operative Education (ACE) Industry Partner of the Year award was awarded to Don Macdonald, President of Rovalution Automotive.  Don is not only a representative of the many entrepreneurial employers who hire BCIT co-op students but he … Read more

Mark Angelo, Chair Emeritus of the BCIT Rivers’ Institute wins Emmy

“Rivers really are the arteries of our planet. They’re literally ribbons of life that we all depend on.” It is this guiding statement that BCIT Rivers’ Institute Chair Emeritus Mark Angelo lives his life by. A nationally recognized river conservationist and founder of World River’s Day, Mark was recently awarded a News and Documentary Emmy … Read more

Strengthening relationships between Indigenous peoples and industry

[Photo credit: Matt Borck from Sara Borck Photography] “British Columbia, Canada, and the world [are currently] in ‘interesting’ times: times of uncertainty, division, and anger, yet there is still hope, humility, and a desire for good,” opened Kory Wilson, BCIT Executive Director of Indigenous Initiatives and Partnerships, at the Indigenous Opportunities Forum, held June 22 in … Read more

Government of Canada announces funding agreement to give British Columbians the tools they need to find and keep good jobs

NEWS RELEASE June 29, 2018 – Government of Canada By investing directly in Canada’s greatest asset — its resilient, hardworking people — the Government of Canada is helping to ensure that the economic growth Canada creates is the kind of growth that works for everyone. The Honourable Harjit Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, on behalf … Read more