The Private Training Act is a new regulation by the British Columbia government that will be brought into force effective September 1, 2016.
This new structure will create higher quality standards for the BC education sector.
Benefits for students will include better access to information through an online
directory with current information and programs offered by each institution. Another highlight of the said regulation is that students in co-op placements will be paid, stated as follows:
PART 4 – COMPLIANCE STANDARDS
DIVISION 1 – INTERPRETATION AND APPLICATION
cooperative placement” means a type of work experience component
(a) that, subject to subsection (2), consists of not more than 50% of the
hours of instruction of an approved program of instruction, and
(b) subject to subsection (3) for which a student is paid;
The legislation will also support higher quality standards for programs and improvements
to student enrolment processes.
The government is working closely with the private training sector and providing
support to institutions as they make the transition to the new regulatory model.
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