BC Premier pledges to invest ‘significant’ amount in post-secondary tech education

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  • The Iceman Cometh

    The woman is up for re-election so what do you expect from a politician. Four years ago it was B.C. as some LNG mecca which has so far fallen flat on its face. Now, its B.C. as Silicon Valley north which really it never will be.
    Waterloo region is the hub of far more tech companies on the cutting edge than a few branch plant operations and some video game developers that run out of Vancouver.

    • Raj Singh

      Are you suggesting they shouldn’t invest in the tech sector even though the sector is growing faster than the overall economy, generates over 25 billion in revenues and outperforms all other provinces in venture capital investment per capita? Her platform is about job creation and the economy, both of which are leading the country.

      Why you gotta take it there? Screw the politics, man. This is awesome for students in the tech field (regardless of why the funding is being allocated). Considering this is a tech blog, I’m inclined to think that you’d like the money being spent this way.

    • The Iceman Cometh

      Not saying that at all but let’s be honest, her platform is largely a joke and while jobs have been created, they aren’t exactly high-paying but more retail and hospitality industry. Her record is spotty at best but given the polarized nature of politics out there and the alternative being the NDP, its sad the Liberals there get a pass by default.

    • Raj Singh

      Dude, why are you here talking about her record and the nature of politics… on a tech site?
      If you hate her and just needed to get that out so be it but what’s your opinion on investing in tech education (not the politics behind it)?

    • The Iceman Cometh

      Why? Because this is a political announcement. What part of that don’t you understand? You might as well chastise MS for posting the story at all because there is really nothing overly tech-related here that is more fitting in the Politics section of a MSM news site.

    • Raj Singh

      So, aside from your political diatribe, no opinion on investments in tech education? Do you think it’s good or bad?

    • The Iceman Cometh

      Every government is making investments in this stuff There is nothing singular or remarkable about this investment More so given how she’s messed up other aspects of education in that province
      Its good for sure but she’s bad and her policies detract from this anyways

    • Raj Singh

      You’re comments suggest your misinformed and bitter.

  • norsem4n

    And when they leave B.C. for San Francisco or California and not return the $$ through taxes. Great. :/

  • norm

    Sure she can start investing in post-secondary education after taking homelessness funding away from sheltering at-risk teenagers and closing so many elementary schools in BC. Another political stunt which is rather disgusting given what she’s done to the public education system in BC in general.

    • The Iceman Cometh

      Exactly and the fact that tuition has generally been going up making it more unaffordable for students. This is just more politicking from a woman seeking a legacy.

  • MoYeung

    I am surprised to see news from BC.

  • MoYeung

    Invest in education is good, except there are next to none relevant local jobs to “absorb” these people after they graduate.

    Moving out of province and/or to the usa is the final result ? Then why bother with education?