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The COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped the labour market and forced many people to look at new career and professional development opportunities. New competencies are in demand. Whether you’re upskilling or reskilling to find new work or you’re simply interested in exploring a new field, microcredential programs are the perfect solution to help you fast-track in mastering new competencies and gaining knowledge essential to in-demand Canadian industries. The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), one of British Columbia’s largest post-secondary institutes, introduced three new microcredential programs to provide you with an industry-focused and applied education. With a microcredential program, you’ll be able to rapidly upskill or reskill, build resiliency, and stay ahead of workplace trends. Your microcredential credits may also stack into a credential, such as a certificate or diploma.

Essentials of Natural Resource and Environmental Protection

The greening of society and business is providing new opportunities for skilled professionals. In this program, jointly developed with Vancouver Island University, you will discover the theory and practice of conservation, management, and applied skills related to natural resources. Become familiar with field techniques and tools used in the industry, career pathways, and the skills needed to begin work in the natural resources and environmental protection sector.

Digital Transformation

The pandemic has sped up our transition to the digital economy. New business models, including telecommuting and telework, online collaboration and global marketplaces are transforming the way we work. By exploring concepts like digital privacy, 5G, artificial intelligence (AI), big data, and the role of social media in business, you will acquire the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in today’s online world.

Introductory Studies in Mass Timber Construction

With sustainable building practices becoming the norm, there is a renewed spotlight on the use of wood in construction. The industry is expected to grow due to mandates from the BC Government and changes to the 2020 National Building Code of Canada. Learn about the mass timber industry in Canada and explore the fundamental features and tools of mass timber construction. Gain an understanding of structural components, building enclosures, climate considerations, and more.

Future proofing your career

These new short, bite sized programs provide career focused training and are developed with input from industry and in areas with high job prospects. Highly practical, these programs introduce students to the basic skills and provide the opportunity to master new competencies needed to begin a career and demonstrate the options for advanced training.

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