Provide Support For Training and Education

Our society puts up immense barriers to a quality education in front of people living in poverty. Meaningful, long-term training and education must be offered and supported, so that low-income people can access stable, well-paying jobs.

What’s in the government’s TogetherBC Plan?

  • Tuition waiver program for former youth in care up to age 26.
  • Eliminating interest on BC student loans
  • Skills Training for Employment programs for people needing extra supports including people who are 55 years and older and women fleeing violence.
  • Eliminating tuition for Adult Basic Education and English Language Learning
  • Introduced the BC Access Grant, the first up-front, needs-based student grant program in nearly two decades.

What Priority Actions are We Still Fighting For?

  • Reduce tuition fees by 50% and increase the availability of post-secondary grants for low-income students
  • Allow welfare recipients to attend post-secondary education and get apprenticeships
  • Deliver operational funding for K-12 education to adequately support a thriving public education system and to ensure adequate library staff and resources, and special needs assessment and support.

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