March 4, 2013
New student grants
The Province of British Columbia has introduced The Labour Market StudentAid BC Grant, a provincial program that provides up to $2 million in grant funding to be awarded each year to qualified applicants, who demonstrate financial need and are enrolled in training programs that align with identified labour market priorities.
The program will support up to 300 eligible students. Those planning to enroll in 2013-14 may be eligible for the new grant if they enter power engineering (third and fourth class), heavy-duty mechanics/commercial transport mechanical repair foundation, industrial mechanic (millwright)/machinist foundation, or a mining industry certificate at the College of New Caledonia.
At Northern Lights College, the heavy-duty/commercial transport (mechanic) technician foundation, millwright foundation, power engineering and gas processing, and oil and gas field operations courses are eligible.
Northwest Community College has heavy-duty equipment technician/commercial transport mechanic foundation, millwright/industrial mechanic foundation, driller and blaster for mining and mining and mineral processing operator under the program.
Thompson Rivers University will offer the grant for its commercial transport vehicle mechanic course.
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