Province building trades complex
The Canadian Press - Feb 17, 2022 - BC Biz

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VICTORIA — The B.C. government is spending more than $136 million to build a new trades and technology training complex in Burnaby.

It says the complex at the British Columbia Institute of Technology’s campus will help more than 12,000 full- and part-time students a year in 20 trades and technology programs.

The government’s latest labour market outlook showed eight out of every 10 new openings in the next decade will require post-secondary education or skills training.

The outlook also forecasts more than one million job openings in the next 10 years.

It says about 63% of those job openings will replace people who retire.

In a news release, the government says it is also working to connect all B.C. communities to high-speed internet to help business expansion.

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