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B.C. dissolves private career agency, creates new online library in core review

April 17, 2014 - 12:21 PM

VANCOUVER - The B.C. government says it has taken concrete steps to strengthen education in the province, including by dissolving a contested body that regulates private career colleges.

Minister Bill Bennett announced the government will collapse the Private Career Training Institutions Agency and transfer its functions to the ministry of advanced education.

He says this will amount to a small savings of about $1.5 million over three years, though he noted the move is more about eliminating overlap.

Also as part of the education core review, the government has decided to create a singular, provincial digital library so people across the province can go online to access research done in B.C.'s post-secondary institutions.

Finally, a provincial council responsible for international education will set about creating an inventory of all partnerships between the province and international institutions.

Bennett says the government will start tracking the number of B.C. students and faculty who work and study overseas in another attempt to reduce redundancy.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2014
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