New partnerships preparing B.C. students with future-ready skills

May 17, 2023

Students from kindergarten to Grade 12 in B.C. will have more access to programs that develop skills needed to succeed in technology and other in-demand careers.

“We’re providing B.C. students with access to opportunities that will help them succeed after they graduate,” said Rachna Singh, Minister of Education and Child Care. “These exciting partnerships are just one of the many ways we support students with the tools needed to learn, grow and thrive in our rapidly changing, digital-first world.”

The Province is partnering with several organizations to develop and implement programs that equip students with skills for emerging sectors such as digital marketing and technology. This is part of the StrongerBC: Future Ready Action Plan which is working to remove barriers and create more career-building opportunities for B.C. K-12 students.

“Our government is focused on creating opportunities for young people to pursue exciting careers in their chosen fields,” said Selina Robinson, Minister of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills. “As part of our StrongerBC: Future Ready Action Plan, we’re boosting the opportunities available to students while they are still in high school, so more young people can gain skills and experience in some of the emerging and in-demand sectors such as technology.”

Source: BC Gov News