Post-Secondary Collaboration in Northern BC

Year
2016
Category
NCLGA Ref#
B9

Status

NCLGA Executive Recommendation: Endorse

Details

WHEREAS post-secondary education is a key economic driver in north central BC and plays a fundamental role in the recruitment and retention of skilled workers and their families;

AND WHEREAS post-secondary institutions in north central BC encounter issues with low enrolment and interruption of programs, ultimately contributing to the inability of communities to rely on satellite campuses;

AND WHEREAS collaboration, resource-sharing and innovation can greatly optimize service delivery in a region, like north central BC, with a vast geography and sparse population:

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the NCLGA work with the Provincial Government and post-secondary representatives to implement a new model of collaborative service delivery amongst our regional four post-secondary institutions to meet the future educational needs of all northern communities and to create a stable delivery model that communities can rely on.