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Media Release
Release Date: December 15, 2015

The Province is supporting newcomers to Victoria who are looking for work by providing $210,992 toward English language training at Camosun College for high-demand jobs.

In an announcement held today in the Carpentry shop at Camosun's Interurban Campus, Parliamentary Secretary for the BC Jobs Plan, Greg Kyllo, announced that the Province is partnering with Camosun to provide training for recent immigrants to help them overcome language barriers faced when seeking employment in the construction, engineering and health sectors, and other career and professional occupations.

“Camosun is very pleased to receive this important funding and we look forward to working with the Ministry and our community partners on future project-based language training initiatives that support refugees and other immigrants in our community,” says Joan Yates, VP Student Experience, at today’s announcement. With this funding, Camosun will enrol three cohorts of students in: English for Career and Professional Integration; English for Construction and Engineering; and English for Health Careers.

“These programs will start in January and students will learn to improve their communication skills, gain a better understanding of the Canadian business culture and their specific employment sectors and acquire an understanding of the BC labour market,” says Yates.

See the BC Government News Release.

Greg Kyllo, Parliamentary Secretary for the BC Jobs Plan and Joan Yates, VP Student Experience announce important funding to provide essential English language training for immigrants and refugees.

Last updated: December 16, 2015 11:02 am

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