Virtual AGM: As many know, we had to postpone our conference/AGM. We recently held a virtual AGM. For more information on that please read the post in this newsletter dedicated to that topic, including the decision to hold a virtual event should we not be able to host a full conference in the fall.
FAW Level 1: Our initial plan to hold a virtual FAW Level 1 in June was postponed to July because SABC has delayed until then the release of their updated policy document. As this is clearly a significant item of interest, we thought it necessary to wait until we can include that content. The workshop has over 20 registrants so far; if you have not registered yet, it is not too late…this will be must have information! Go to bccca.com to register!
Student tuition grants: We are currently in the application window for programs starting between September and December of this year. With the current COVID situation the ability to delivered regulated, strong employability outcomes in the current environment is paramount. If you think you may have a program that fits that description and falls within the criteria below, please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
a. Program costs total $ 10,000 or less per participant.
b. Program duration less than 1 year
c. Clients graduate into a sector of the economy in high demand
d. Ideally, the program can be delivered to a client based not currently well served by other means of funding.
Advocacy: We continue to advocate with government and make sure the sector is being represented. This is clearly a unique time and certainty is in short supply for all stakeholders but as and when things like policy become more clear going forward, we will ensure our membership is kept informed and that concerns are brought forward!
Membership Fees: With the current situation we understand that membership fees have not been top of mind. However, the association depends on member support so we are asking for those who have not renewed their membership to please do so…all of the above and more depends on your support!