Wednesday, June 10, 2015

More opportunity for Douglas College CSIS students to gain experience in tech sector


The B.C. government is providing $6 million to support training in the technology sector that will benefit students at Douglas College and other institutions.

The recently announced funding will go towards the B.C. Innovation Council, which runs a co-op grants program that funds work placements at smaller tech companies for post-secondary students.

“This B.C. government announcement is fantastic news for Computing Science and Information Systems (CSIS) students here at Douglas,” says Lianne Johnston, with Douglas College Co-operative Education. “This support will create more opportunities for students to gain valuable experience working in the fast-growing tech industry.”

The Co-operative Education Program at Douglas College gives students in a variety of programs the opportunity to alternate semesters of classroom study with semesters of paid employment.

“Getting involved in the Co-op program is an excellent way to get work experience, network with employers and even land a job after graduation,” Johnston says. “Students are welcome to get in touch with us to learn about the available opportunities.”

To learn more about the Co-op program, visit the Douglas College website.