中文
EN
03/15/2017

Province invests $2 million for rural teacher recruitment

The Province is investing $2 million to enhance the recruitment and retention of teachers and other qualified education sector professionals to rural schools, Education Minister Mike Bernier and Parliamentary Secretary for Rural Education Linda Larson announced today.

 

This investment will help support local and provincewide solutions for school districts with hard-to-fill positions in rural and remote communities. This challenge has been a recurring topic of discussion through the Province's ongoing engagement to create a rural education strategy.

 

In June 2016, Premier Christy Clark tasked Larson to work with the education sector, the public and community stakeholder groups to create a rural education strategy by the summer of 2017. The goal is to find long-term solutions for the unique challenges facing rural schools, while recognizing the economic and social impact of single schools in small communities.

 

To date, there have been eight open houses throughout the province to engage the public and stakeholders on how government can best serve the educational needs of rural communities. B.C.'s rural education strategy is expected to look at public school funding, facilities and the role education and schools play in rural communities.

 

Including the interim steps announced in January 2017, the recently concluded agreement with the BC Teachers' Federation (BCTF) will result in the hiring of thousands of new teachers around the province. This provincewide hiring drive adds significantly to the recruitment challenge faced by rural school districts for more teachers and education-sector professionals, such as certified educational assistants and human resource professionals.

 

The $2 million in provincial funding will flow to districts from the BC Public School Employers' Association's recruitment and retention program (Make a Future - Careers in BC Education) to be used for:

 

* free job posting services and access to an online teacher application management system;

 

* coordination of national and international recruitment efforts;

 

* local incentives, such as enhanced funding for travel expenses for professional development, relocation expenses and transitional housing assistance.



    Editor:Albert | Source: CNTVNA/Agencies


Driftwood Transcultural Forum
Driftwood Transcultural Forum
Driftwood Transcultural Forum was held in Vancouver on August 6. This forum aims to establish itself as a platform to facilitate transcultural debates, discussions and dialogues.
St Patrick
St Patrick's Day Parade Vancouver 2016
The 12th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade is the festival’s largest and most popular free event.
    BACK TO TOP
Police: Ex-astronaut tried to take vehicle after fatal crash
Police: Ex-astronaut tried to take vehicle after fatal crash
Stocks edge lower as mining and materials companies slip
Stocks edge lower as mining and materials companies slip
2016 Golden Panda Cultural Immersion Trip Day 7
2016 Golden Panda Cultural Immersion Trip Day 7
Ma Long wins gold medal in men
Ma Long wins gold medal in men's singles table tennis
Nielsen hopes to bring science to TV casting
Nielsen hopes to bring science to TV casting
The Corner Tower of Forbidden City
The Corner Tower of Forbidden City