JIBC strengthens its commitment to support Aboriginal learners

JIBC signs Colleges and Institutes Canada’s Indigenous Education Protocol. On January 23, Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) signed Colleges and Institutes Canada’s (CICan) historic Indigenous Education Protocol. This aspirational document reaffirms the Institute’s commitment to Indigenous education and provides a vision of how it will strive to improve and better serve Indigenous peoples.  Read more…..  

BCIT offers first-in-Canada Bachelor’s Degree in Mining and Mineral Resource Engineering

BURNABY, BC: Students torn between a career as a Geologist or a career as an Engineer will soon have a much easier decision. Starting this Fall, BCIT will offer a new Bachelor of Engineering in Mining and Mineral Resource Engineering. This unique degree builds on BCIT’s 50-year track-record of offering the Mineral Exploration and Mining Diploma as well as industry relevant engineering and trades programs .   Read more…

BCIT welcomes launch of the Canada Apprentice Loan

Prime Minister Stephen Harper announces details of program during Annacis Island Campus event For immediate release: January 8, 2015 ANNACIS ISLAND, DELTA, BC: Apprentices pursuing a career in the trades may now find it easier to fund their education, thanks to the launch of the Canada Apprentice Loan program. Announced today at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) and Vancouver Community College (VCC) Motive Power Centre of Excellence Campus in Delta by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the federal government … Continued

New BCIT program provides specialized training for shipbuilding

Students across British Columbia who want to pursue a career in the shipbuilding industry can now choose a specialized skills training course for the anticipated demand in the marine and shipbuilding sectors. The Marine Fitter program at the British Columbia Institute of Technology officially launched today with the first class of students beginning training. This intensive four-level training program prepares apprentices for work associated with safe and efficient shipyard production.  Read more….

JIBC among the top Canadian colleges and institutes for applied research

Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) was recently recognized as one of Canada’s top post-secondary institutions for research. JIBC ranked 23rd on this year’s list of Canada’s Top 50 Research Colleges compiled by Research Infosource Inc. In fiscal 2013, JIBC attracted more than $2.4 million in research funding, a four per cent increase from the $2.3 million in research funding attracted in 2012. BCIT and Camosun College were the other two B.C. post-secondary institutions ranked on the list this year.  Read more…..  

Former national chief will lead talks with First Nations, companies, political leaders

Christy Clark enlists Shawn Atleo to improve aboriginal relations. Premier Christy Clark has tapped former national aboriginal leader Shawn Atleo to lead a new round of talks between First Nations, governments and the business community during a contentious time for aboriginal relations in the province, The Vancouver Sun has learned. Clark will make the announcement in Nanaimo on Thursday, proclaiming Atleo, a former national chief of the Assembly of First Nations, as British Columbia’s new “Shqwi qwal (Speaker) for Indigenous … Continued

KPU’s Access Program for People with Disabilities – A success story

Metro Vancouver, B.C. – “A lot of the employers when he went for the interview would think he didn’t care about the job, but it had nothing to do with that. It’s just the way he functions.” Shawn Rill’s father says his son is very intelligent. In fact, he constantly made his high school’s honour roll. “It wasn’t that he couldn’t do the job,” he added. “It’s just nobody would give him a chance.” Shawn has autism. And while he has the skills … Continued

Federal government invests $2.1 million to benefit agriculture students at UFV

August, 7, 2014 – Chilliwack, British Columbia – Western Economic Diversification Canada Today, the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced funding of over $2.1 million for state of the art training equipment for the Agriculture Centre of Excellence at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV). The investment will provide specialized equipment to train the next generation of agricultural technicians, engineers, researchers, and scientists. The training equipment will enhance existing programs and offer two new … Continued

JIBC launches new firefighting pre-employment program

Fire Fighting Technologies Certificate to replace the Career Fire Fighter Pre-Employment Certificate Future firefighters have a new program to gain the skills needed to be a sought-after fire service recruit. Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) is accepting applications for its new Fire Fighting Technologies Certificate (FFTC). The new program succeeds JIBC’s longstanding Career Fire Fighter Pre-Employment Certificate Program, which recently graduated its one-hundredth class. “The Fire Fighting Technologies Certificate is an updated career fire fighter program that was developed … Continued