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A Strategic Direction for Technology Education and Skills in British Columbia

A new report from the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC forecasts high demand for skilled jobs in technology and technical trades over the next several years, and argues BC is not adequately prepared to train enough young people to fill those jobs. According to the report, an estimated 25,000 new jobs requiring advanced technology or technical education will be created by 2020.

Aboriginal Participation in Trades and Apprenticeship in B.C. Three-Year Review and Future Direction

The BC Industry Training Authority has released a report on the progress of BC’s efforts to attract Aboriginal people to the trades in the province.  The report observes that over the past 5 years, the number of Aboriginal people participating in trades training at public PSE institutions in BC had doubled to more than 1,200 in each of the past 2 years.

BC Avid Pilot Project: Early Implementation Report

Volume 1 By: Social Research and Demonstration Corporation Published in 2008

BC Avid Pilot Project: Early Implementation Report

Executive Summary By: Social Research and Demonstration Corporation Published in 2008

BC Centre for Employment Excellence

The BC Centre for Employment Excellence is based in Vancouver and set up as a division of the Social Research and Demonstration Corporation, an established national non-profit, non-partisan, social policy research organization ( The Centre was created to enhance the knowledge and development needs of the employment services sector and the employer community in British Columbia on issues related to employment programs and practices.

BC Labour Market Profile: B.C. Skills Deficit Looming in 2016

According to a new report from the Research Universities’ Council of BC (RUCBC), a skills shortage will strike BC in 2016 and continue to grow, unless immediate action is taken to improve access to all types of higher education. The report observes that in 2016, the number of jobs requiring university, college, or trades credentials will exceed the supply of BC graduates — a skills shortage that will expand through to 2020.

BCCDA Award of Excellence

Often, the people around us do amazing feats or achieve extraordinary accomplishments. Do you know such an individual within our group? This is your opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the excellence and leadership qualities of career practitioners in BC’s Career Development sector.

British Columbia – Self Employment for Job Seekers

Self Employment is an employment program that provides financial assistance and entrepreneurial support to eligible individuals while they develop and implement their business plan. This program assists unemployed eligible individuals who are creating jobs for themselves by starting a business.

British Columbia 2022: Labour Market Outlook

British Columbia’s government has released a new report that predicts that there will be nearly 1 M job openings between now and 2022. Two-thirds of those openings are expected to be due to the retirement of baby boomers, with the remaining third attributed to economic growth. Four-fifths of the positions will require some form of PSE, and 44% of the jobs will be in skilled trades and technical occupations.

British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC)

  The BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC) was incorporated in 1988 with the principal goal of regulating the professional practice of Clinical Counsellors (see below) in the province of British Columbia.  The abbreviation “BC” is and should be retained in all official and legal references to our title.  Today, the BCACC represents over 2,400 Registered Clinical Counsellors throughout BC.

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