The provincial government is expanding the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) for eligible programs at Indigenous Institutes starting in the 2020-21 academic year.
Beginning this year, Ontario is designating Indigenous Institutes as approved institutions for OSAP purposes to allow eligible students to apply for assistance. Indigenous Institutes can begin offering their own independently delivered, quality-assured OSAP eligible programs with approval from the Indigenous Advanced Education and Skills Council.
The provincial government is providing $35,000 to help adult learners and displaced workers develop the skills they need to work in the textile computing industry.
The new online training program has been created by OCAD University and Myant Inc. and is part of a provincial plan to support more flexible, short-term and responsive education.
The online training program in Human-Centred Design is a micro-credential that has been created to help people rapidly obtain the design skills they need to work at Myant Inc., a technology and advanced manufacturing company, and other workplaces. Participants will receive training on design principles and developing prototypes.
Non-profit organizations can now apply for the second round of the Province’s Work Experience Opportunities Grant to help deliver work experience placements to British Columbians with disabilities and people facing multiple barriers to employment.
The grant helps eligible, provincial non-profit organizations and federally registered charities provide 12-week work experience opportunities for people with disabilities and multiple barriers who are eligible for disability benefits from the Province and Government of Canada.
Applications will be accepted until midnight, February 16, 2021.
A new Community and Employer Partnership project intended for immigrants will give up to 30 eligible British Columbians skills and training to prepare them for jobs as health-care assistants, recreational co-ordinators and community- and personal-support workers.
The provincial government is providing nearly $365,000 to Cambria College Victoria to deliver skills and certification courses in two separate intakes of its Health Care Assistant Plus diploma program.