Feb 5, 2015

Vancouver, BC – Langara College is meeting the challenges identified in the Conference Board of Canada’s Skills for Success: Developing Skills for a Prosperous BC report through its diverse programming in such high-demand areas as business and management, computer and information sciences, communications, and engineering.

“British Columbia’s continued prosperity depends, in large part, on the capabilities of its people,” says Langara President and CEO Dr. Lane Trotter. “By 2020, the province is expected to have 1.1 million new job openings. 44% of those will be in occupations that require college or trade certification and a further 34% will require a degree. With more than 27 career programs as well as a range of flexible degree pathways, Langara is perfectly positioned to help both employers and employees meet current and future skills needs.”
Jointly commissioned by BC Colleges and the BC Association of Institutes & Universities, the Conference Board of Canada’s Skills for Success: Developing Skills for a Prosperous BC report surveyed 854 BC employers – covering more than 130,000 employees or 9 per cent of the total provincial employment – to determine what skills, occupations, and credentials are needed to meet current and future needs. It outlines the impact of the skills gap on BC and how colleges, institutes, and universities are collaborating with business and industry to ensure a prosperous BC.
To learn more about the report, visit SupplyingTheDemand.com.
About Langara
Located in beautiful Vancouver, BC, Canada, Langara College provides University, Career, and Continuing Studies education to more than 21,000 students annually. With more than 1,700 courses and 130 programs, Langara's expansive academic breadth and depth allows students of all ages, backgrounds, and life stages to choose their own educational path.
About the BC Association of Institutes & Universities
BC Association of Institutes & Universities represents the interests of Vancouver Island University, University of the Fraser Valley, Nicola Valley Institute of Technology, Justice Institute of BC, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Emily Carr University of Arts & Design, and British Columbia Institute of Technology.
About BC Colleges
BC Colleges represents BC’s eleven public community colleges: Camosun College, College of New Caledonia, College of the Rockies, Douglas College, Langara College, North Island College, Northern Lights College, Northwest Community College, Okanagan College, Selkirk College, and Vancouver Community College.
Media Contact
Chris Smith
Communications Officer
Langara College