What We Do
The British Columbia Career College Association supports consistency, accountability, and excellence in the private post-secondary training sector. To promote this vision, we co-ordinate and disseminate information on topics relevant to our members through seminars and meetings, as well as through our annual conference. The BCCCA acts as the communication and advocacy heart for our membership on all fronts related to government policy, post secondary education and training infrastructure, and the parity issues affecting institutions and students within the larger framework of post-secondary education in BC.
The provincial and federal governments know that the public education system, by itself, cannot accomodate the demand for education and training. The need for innovative, responsive, effective and cost efficient skills training increases with every year. It is critical to recognize that private career colleges are well positioned to build our country’s capacity for providing access to quality post-secondary education.
- Support & Advocacy: The BCCCA is in regular communication with PCTIA and the Ministry of Advanced Education as representatives of the sector and our member colleges. We provide ongoing support, advocacy, and current updates (provincial and federal) on industry related topics disseminated through our website, monthly updates and quarterly newsletter, distributed electronically to members. We also provide support to member colleges that may be treated unfairly by government organizations.
- Networking & Professional Development: Membership discounts on quarterly seminars, workshops and organized meetings with government officials and regulators including the Ministry of Advanced Education, SABC, PCTIA and QAF. Annual events which include our Conference & AGM on Nov. 5-7, 2014.
- Membership with the National Association of Career Colleges (NACC): Automatic membership with our national partner, access to their bi-weekly newsletter, government lobbying efforts that help strengthen and promote the sector, sponsor discounts that provide excellent services at reduced costs, in addition to opportunities to contribute to the NACC legal fund.
- Join a Committee: Opportunity to join one of many committee's to connect with members and directors, and have a direct influence on creating more value for your membership. Committee's include (1) Conference Planning Committee (2) Advocacy Committee (3) Membership Value Committee (4) HCA Health Care Committee (5) Marketing and Communications Committee.
- School Promotion: Your school will be promoted on both the BCCCA and NACC association websites, in addition to the NACC Career Connections Magazine published and distributed twice per year to members and key stakeholders.
- Education Quality Assurance Consultations: Update
- International Students Flock to B.C.
- Financial Aid Workshop (Level 1)- Vancouver on January 29th, 2014
- Governments know that the public education system alone cannot handle the demand for training. The need for innovative, responsive, effective and cost efficient skills training is increasing. It is critical to recognize that private career colleges are well positioned to build our country�s capacity for providing access to quality post-secondary education.