Good things happen when industry experts, post-secondary institutions and government are all speaking the same language of tech innovation, says Melanie Mark, B.C.’s advanced education, skills and training minister.
“Last month, our government announced 2,900 additional tech seats and delivered on promises to make education more accessible and affordable,” Mark said. “Today, I saw first-hand that government is on the right track to growing tech sector talent with innovative tech programming. It’s exciting to see.”
The province provided $250,000 in one-time funding for the program’s launch in September, and last month committed to annual funding for a total of 30 spaces in the animation diploma program at Okanagan College. The funding will produce 15 graduates by 2020 and allow Okanagan College to offer the animation program on an ongoing basis at a lower cost to students.
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