Vancouver Sun – Opinion: Investing in student success pays dividends

B.C. leads the nation in job creation, low unemployment and robust economic growth. Linked to this prosperity is a talented and creative workforce of British Columbians who have been educated in our universities, colleges and institutes.

Today, 70 per cent of B.C. jobs are filled by employees with post-secondary credentials — a number that is forecast to steadily rise in the years ahead. This was not always the case. As recently as the early 1990s, the workforce was evenly split between those with post-secondary education and those without. All types of post-secondary education are now in high demand by employers, with graduates benefiting from higher employment rates, higher earnings and better health outcomes than those without post-secondary credentials.  Read the full article here