ABOUT US



Our Purpose

The BC Career Colleges Association was established in 1977 to promote and support post secondary schools, stakeholders, students and all interested parties involved in private post-secondary education and training in BC. The aim is to ensure that the private education and training industry is recognized for the high level of service delivery, commitment to quality, and student satisfaction that the sector delivers to the consumers. With a shortage of skilled workers in B.C., and inadequate capacity in the public post-secondary system, private institutions are a vital part of the education and training environment in this province.

BCCCA member schools adhere to a Code of Ethics and are committed to providing students with individual care and attention throughout their studies, and as they graduate and search for employment. Our member schools believe in offering students an education and training experience that is satisfying, supportive and designed to provide the skills and knowledge that students need to find the job and/or career that they want.

What We Do

We expect to promote consistency, accountability and excellence in the private post-secondary education and training industry. To further this larger goal, we co-ordinate and disseminate information on topics relevant to our members – through seminars and meetings as well as our annual conference.The association is also a communications and advocacy liaison between the private training industry and the provincial government, the media and the general public.

We undertake projects such as:

  • Representing the interests of our members to government and quasi-government organizations
  • Keeping our members updated on government regulations
  • Representing the private post-secondary sector on Commissions and Committees where, in the past, only public sector representation was invited
  • Assisting in placing students when institutions close without fulfilling contracts
  • Providing opportunities for members to post information about job vacancies, space availabilities, school sales and partnership opportunities

LEARN MORE ABOUT CAREER COLLEGES

Regulated career colleges are an important part of the post-secondary education system in British Columbia.

CEO + Executive

CEO

TBA

PRESIDENT

Lois McNestry
Discovery Community College

PAST PRESIDENT

Jeremy Sabell
Stenberg College

VICE PRESIDENT

Lana Berar
Sprott Shaw College

TREASURER

Desiree King
Sprott Shaw College

SECRETARY

Grace Pyo
Greystone College

Our Board

Steven Seltzer
Canadian College of Performing Arts

Dennis Li
Universal Learning Institute

Michelle Konkle
Excel Career College

Launie Morgan
Mark Anthony Academy

Dave Campbell
Academy of Learning Career College

Polly Zheng
Brighton College

Rebecca Lian
Create Career College

Committees

FINANCE

Desiree King, Chair
Sprott Shaw College

Lois McNestry
Discovery Community College

Jeremy Sabell
Stenberg College

CONFERENCE PLANNING

Lana Berar, Chair
Sprott Shaw College

Steven Seltzer, Co-Chair
Canadian College of Performing Arts

WORKSHOP + SEMINAR

Desiree King, Chair
Sprott Shaw College

Dave Campbell, Co-Chair
Academy of Learning Career College

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS

Lois McNestry, Chair
Discovery Community College

Jeremy Sabell, Co-Chair
Stenberg College

RESEARCH + WRITING

Jeremy Sabell, Chair
Stenberg College

Michelle Konkle, Co-Chair
Excel Career College

INTERNATIONAL

Grace Pyo, Chair
Greystone College

Denis Li, Co-Chair
Universal Learning Institute

Rebecca Lien
Create Career College

BCID

Desiree King, Chair
Sprott Shaw College

Polly Zheng
Brighton College

MEMBERSHIP SERVICES

Launie Morgan, Chair
Mark Anthony Academy

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