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Education & Training

WorkBC Education and Training Options

Most jobs require some form of education or training. Get qualified through a variety of post-secondary options - from apprenticeships to university programs offered in B.C. Discover the vast array of BC options for training and getting the skills and education you need to succeed

B.C. Employer Training Grant Program

The B.C. Employer Training Grant (ETG) provides funding for employers to support skills training for their current and new employees. The goal of the ETG is to help unemployed and employed British Columbians access the skills training they need to adapt to the changing requirements of jobs and the labour market while encouraging employer involvement in training of their employees.


Canadian Government Student Aid

Canadian government site with a wealth of financial information for financing and planning for school including Canada Student Loans and Grants.

helps with the cost of post-secondary education through student loans, grants, and scholarships. We also have programs that help with loan repayment.

BC Education Planner

Information on undergraduate program availability, application dates, tuition costs, admission requirements, lengths, and much more at BC's 27 public post-secondary institutions.

BC Transfer Guide in BC Post Secondary Systems

Students can quickly and easily see how their courses transfer between post-secondary institutions. Being able to transfer credits between institutions lets students attend more than one institution without having to repeat courses unnecessarily.

School Finder

Search their database for universities, colleges and career colleges. Get program information and browse school profiles.
Sign up to search through their extensive database to find scholarships, bursaries and grants. You'll also find information about student loans, applications and budget planning.

Student Awards

Search their database for Canadian scholarships and awards. Canada's FREE financial resource.

Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB)

The Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education administers the Private Training Act and associated regulations. Contains a directory of all recognized training programs offered by private colleges and other training organizations/providers.

Campus Access

This site offers a comprehensive resource and information guide for current/prospective university and college students, including a directory of Canadian, American & International universities and colleges as well as information on internships, scholarships, grants and financial aid. There are even links to help you find a job with your training and education.
NIC is a community college committed to high quality and excellence in our programs and services. Our wide range of program options is supported by a dedicated faculty, staff and administration - all working together to help you achieve your goals.
Discovery College is a fully accredited private learning institution utilizing the latest technology and fully qualified, professional staff to give you the advantage you need in today's competitive job market.

Excel Career College

Excel Career College offers a wide range of Diploma and Certificate programs as well as individual courses, each designed with student needs and the current labour market in mind. Campus locations are in Courtenay, Campbell River & Port McNeill. Excel Career College is fully accredited training institution with Private Career Training Institutions Agency (PCTIA).
Learn for free online! For more than a decade, the program has helped millions around the world learn the essential skills they need to live and work in the 21st century. From Microsoft Office and email to reading, math, and more, offers 125 tutorials, including more than 1,100 lessons, videos, and interactives, completely free. Great way to get back in practice for returning to school or for taking an online course.


 Identify Your Learning Strengths to Succeed in Training

The links below may help you determine which type of training is appropriate for you.

Learning Styles Quiz

Everyone has a style of learning which works best for them. Most people have one style which is strongest but they can exhibit other styles in any given situation. To see what your main learning style is take our learning styles quiz.

Multiple Intelligences Assessment

This website - Multiple Intelligences for Adult Literacy and Education, applies Dr. Gardner's theory of Multiple Intelligences to adult learning. There are  eight different types of intelligence. No one uses just one type of intelligence; we all use several in our daily lives. Some are stronger than others for each person. Thus it's helpful to determine your top intelligences and tailor your learning and study methods to best meet your particular combination of strengths.

Index of Learning Styles Questionnaire

 The Index of Learning Styles is an on-line survey used to assess preferences on four dimensions (active/reflective, sensing/intuitive, visual/verbal, and sequential/global) of a learning style model formulated by Richard M. Felder and Linda K. Silverman. Users answer 44 a-b questions and submit the survey, and their four preferences are reported back to them immediately to be copied or printed out. The results are not stored so it is best to print them because when the report window is closed, the results are irretrievably lost.