NIC in the News: Future Ready Skills Training at NIC

North Island College has received approval for nine programs to run this fall as part of the province’s StrongerBC Future Ready Action Plan

The StrongerBC future skills grant provides up to $3,500 in eligible costs for short-term skills training at public universities and colleges in BC. 

StrongerBC future skills grant approved programs are running this fall at North Island College. 

Student Eligibility

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person entitled to study in Canada.
  • Must be BC residents and currently live in BC.
  • Must be 19 years or older or have graduated high school by the start of the course/program.
  • Must provide consent for NIC to disclose learner information to the Province.
  • Should not be receiving duplicate grants, loans, scholarships, or other funding to cover the eligible costs below.

Eligible Expenditures Covered by FSG

  • Lifetime maximum of $3,500 inclusive of all eligible costs
  • Tuition
  • Mandatory fees
  • Program/course materials (textbooks, required program software and tools)
  • Not eligible: Childcare, living allowances and transportation

Please note: The grant benefits may have tax implications. Students receiving federal and provincial benefits, such as Employment Insurance (EI) or BC Employment Assistance (BCEA) must seek approval from the appropriate government body before participating in programs.

All NIC courses and programs eligible for learners to use future skills grant funding will be completed by December 30, 2023.At this time, future skills funding is not available for any NIC programming starting in 2024.