British Columbia Institute of Expertise receives over $14.5 million in funding to help aerospace and life sciences coaching

British Columbia Institute of Expertise receives over .5 million in funding to help aerospace and life sciences coaching

The Authorities of Canada is investing in initiatives that can deal with expertise shortages, gas inclusive financial development and create well-paying jobs

VANCOUVER, BC, Feb. 14, 2023 /CNW/ – What do aerospace and life sciences have in widespread? They’re each sizzling spots of innovation and development in British Columbia. With over 200 firms, British Columbia has one of many largest aerospace clusters in Canada. BC’s life sciences sector is the quickest rising in Canada. PacifiCan is dedicated to serving to companies in these sectors innovate and thrive.

In the present day, the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of Worldwide Growth and Minister answerable for the Pacific Financial Growth Company of Canada (PacifiCan), introduced $14.5 million in PacifiCan funding for 2 initiatives with the British Columbia Institute of Expertise (BCIT).

The funding consists of over $9.3 million by way of the Aerospace Regional Restoration Initiative and over $5.2 million by way of the Regional Innovation Ecosystems Program to assist BCIT set up new coaching packages within the aerospace and life sciences sectors.  

The B.C. aerospace {industry} is going through labour shortages, particularly for workers working in upkeep, restore and overhaul. To deal with the {industry}’s want for expert employees, BCIT is receiving over $9.3 million in funding to launch a brand new hands-on coaching program for gasoline turbine upkeep, restore and overhaul within the aerospace sector – the primary of its variety in North America. This funding is predicted to create 160 new jobs and generate a further $360 million in income in British Columbia by 2027.

B.C., and Canada as an entire, are additionally going through expertise shortages within the biomanufacturing sector. Nevertheless, industry-recognized hands-on coaching is just not provided in Western Canada, which might restrict Canada’s capacity to draw expertise and compete globally.

For that purpose, BCIT is receiving over $5.2 million in funding to create a Nationwide Biomanufacturing Coaching Centre. The Province of BC can be contributing $2 million. This facility will present coaching, skilled improvement and expertise for biotech firms in B.C. and throughout Western Canada. This funding is predicted to see greater than 700 folks educated yearly as soon as the centre is operational and produce highly-trained personnel for in-demand jobs.


“Step one in constructing long-term prosperity is tackling short-term labour shortages. The initiatives being introduced as we speak will ship the educated, proficient workers our biomanufacturing and aerospace sectors must innovate and develop.”

–   The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of Worldwide Growth and Minister answerable for the Pacific Financial Growth Company of Canada

“B.C. is house to Canada’s quickest rising life sciences sector, which is able to want lots of and ultimately hundreds of latest, extremely expert workers to proceed increasing. Establishing the Coaching Centre right here in B.C. is a part of our Stronger BC’s Future Prepared dedication. It is going to assist us deal with the present expertise scarcity, purposefully put together for the longer term and enhance B.C.’s companies and competitiveness.

–  Brenda Bailey, B.C.’s Minister of Jobs, Financial Growth and Innovation

“This Nationwide Biomanufacturing Coaching Centre is a pure extension of BCIT’s experience in workforce improvement to help Canada’s Life Sciences sector. With funding help from the Province of British Columbia and the Authorities of Canada, we’re excited to maneuver ahead in collaboration with the Canadian Alliance for Abilities and Coaching in Life Sciences to develop a state-of-the-art facility and suite of packages to reply to {industry} want. British Columbia has lengthy been acknowledged as a pacesetter in biosciences and as we speak marks one other essential milestone in creating a house for biomanufacturing workforce improvement and providing a portfolio of packages to help the expansion of this sector.”

–  Paul McCullough, Interim President, BCIT.

“The Enhanced Plane Gasoline Turbine Technician program is a superb instance of how BCIT’s agile strategy to workforce improvement, mixed with enter from {industry} leaders, can present a springboard to new approaches for post-secondary training and supply Canadians with entry to significant and rewarding careers. This totally funded program will allow college students to entry tuition-free training and study each on the BCIT Aerospace campus and MTU Upkeep Canada facility. Studying instantly from leaders within the discipline, and making use of expertise utilizing the most recent expertise, scholar will probably be ready to embark on a rewarding profession within the aerospace sector.”

–  Paul McCullough, Interim President, BCIT.

“CASTL is happy to work with BCIT and others to assist construct a expertise engine to energy a rising biomanufacturing sector. The launch of this new facility will present {industry} workers and post-secondary college students with entry to theoretical and hands-on coaching from a globally acknowledged curriculum. We admire the help of the Authorities of Canada and the Authorities of British Columbia in addition to our community of {industry} and educational companions.”

–  Penny Walsh-McGuire, Govt Director, CASTL

“As a number one supplier of MRO providers to the aviation {industry}, MTU Upkeep Canada is proud to associate with BCIT to develop new curiosity in aerospace careers and aide within the resurgence of certified technicians in our province.”

–  Mark Roesler, Director, High quality, MTU Upkeep Canada

Fast Details

  • The Aerospace Regional Restoration Initiative helps the Canadian aerospace sector emerge from the pandemic able to compete on the worldwide stage. With a complete price range of $250 million over three years (till March 31, 2024), this initiative is being delivered by Canada’s regional improvement companies, together with PacifiCan. 
  • The Regional Innovation Ecosystem Program goals to develop and nurture precedence sectors throughout British Columbia, constructing an inclusive innovation ecosystem that enables these sectors to innovate and compete globally.
  • PacifiCan is the devoted federal financial improvement associate for British Columbians. This implies being laser-focused on revolutionary companies rising at house whereas competing overseas, creating high quality jobs and supporting inclusive development in communities throughout BC.

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British Columbia Institute of Expertise receives over .5 million in funding to help aerospace and life sciences coaching

For additional data: Haley Hodgson, Press Secretary, Workplace of the Minister of Worldwide Growth and Pacific Financial Growth Company (PacifiCan), [email protected]; Jillian Glover, Communications Supervisor, PacifiCan, [email protected]; Tom Laird, Media Relations, Ministry of Jobs, Financial Growth and Innovation, 250-893-3705; Jocelyne Leszczynski, British Columbia Institute of Expertise, 604-250-9251