Accessibility funding gives students the tools to succeed

Posted on June 19th, 2018

VCC accessibility funding pilot announcement

Students with disabilities enrolled at public post-secondary institutions will be given supports to succeed in their studies and train for a range of in-demand careers.

Twenty post-secondary institutions will share in $1.5 million in provincial funding announced at Vancouver Community College (VCC), where a pilot program will train students on the autism spectrum for careers in baking and cooking.

“All students deserve access to the education and training they need to follow their dreams,” said Melanie Mark, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills, and Training.

“We are committed to making education and employment training accessible, and ensuring everyone can contribute to their communities and a strong B.C. economy.”

The post-secondary institutions will receive one-time funding of $75,000 to develop or build upon programs that support students with cognitive, mental-health or physical disabilities.

The funding allows them to train for high-demand jobs, including those in the technology and trades sectors.

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