Protecting students at private training institutions

Students studying at private post-secondary institutions throughout B.C. will benefit from changes to the Private Training Regulation and the Fees and Student Tuition Protection Fund Regulation.

Both regulations are focused on further enhancing student protections.

New key changes to strengthen oversight of private training institution regulations and protect students include:

  • establishing a student statement of rights at every institution, ensuring it is posted prominently and provided with the student enrolment contract. This must be made available in every language in which instruction of an approved program is provided.
  • requiring sexual misconduct prevention policies at all institutions.
  • mandating facility and equipment inspections for all institutions applying for certification for the first time.

“As an essential service during the pandemic, private training institutions have played an integral role in continuing to train students for jobs in demand,” said Michael Evans, CEO, BC Career Colleges Association. “We welcome the changes to enhance student protections and to be a partner in continuing to offer trusted and exceptional private career training in B.C.”

Check out the highlights here.

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