Province provides $50K for VIU apprentice training program

NANAIMO – B.C. government provides $50,500 for innovation level 1 baker pilot program at Vancouver Island University.

Vancouver Island University will receive over $50,500 from the B.C. government to pay for a pilot program for apprentice training.

The university began developing its innovation level 1 baker pilot program last month, which affords students the option of taking the course online. The online option includes “detailed videography demonstrations,” to provide instruction, said a press release from the B.C. government.

The first students will log on in January and are expected to complete the course in June.

The pilot program is intended to improve training outcomes and apprentice employability, the government said.