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