What is the StrongerBC future skills grant program?
The StrongerBC future skills grant is open to British Columbians aged 19 years or older – regardless of financial need – and covers up to $3,500 per person for eligible short-term skills training at public post-secondary institutions.
The grant will help learners access eligible short-term skills training to further their careers, upgrade their skills and enhance their productivity, giving them access to well-paid, high opportunity occupations. Learners can choose from a growing list of more than 400 programs.
Step 1: Take the Initiative
Follow your passion and get the skills for the next stage of your career. The StrongerBC future skills grant can help you advance in your career, move into a job that fits your future or change careers entirely.
Need help deciding? Check out WorkBC tools to get you started: Career Discovery Quizzes, Career Transition Tool, Career Search Tool, Career Profiles and Career Trek Videos. WorkBC Employment Services can also help you make this decision.
If you are receiving EI, BCEA, or Income Support, or if you are working with a WorkBC Employment Counsellor, you should talk to your Support Worker or Case Manager. They will be able to help you through the process and make sure you don’t lose any benefits.
If you need additional financial supports like living supports or daycare to attend training contract your local WorkBC centre today to determine if you are eligible. Please connect with your local WorkBC centre early to explore eligibility.
Step 2: Discover the Grant
The StrongerBC future skills grant is available to most British Columbians and covers up to $3,500 for eligible short-term skills training at public post-secondary institutions.
Learn more www.workbc.ca/futureskillsgrant
Step 3: Choose a Program
Get some technical training, health care training or earn a certificate or Micro-credential. Select a program that aligns with your career goals.
Step 4: Register
Now that you have decided which training to take, register directly with the public post-secondary institution. Be sure to tell them you want to use the StrongerBC future skills grant. They will waive your fees and/or tuition up to $3,500!
As a recipient of this funding, you will be required to complete and sign a form to confirm that you have not exceed their lifetime future skills grant funding of $3,500.