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General News · 17th July 2023
Kate Maddigan - CCEDA
The StrongerBC Future Skills grant is open to British Columbians aged 19 years or older – regardless of financial need – and covers up to $3,500 per person for eligible short-term skills training at public post-secondary institutions.

The following is just a sampling of the many short-term courses this grant will cover, and many are online:

- Building Design and Architectural CAD
- Sustainable Energy Management
- Cannabinoids in Health Management Micro-credential
- Chartwork and Pilotage Level 1
- Electric Vehicle - EV Charging Installation
- Digital Marketing Micro-credential
- Navigation Safety Level 1
- Plumbing Backflow Prevention Certificate Program
- Working with Textured Hair Micro-credential
- Airbrakes Certification Prep
- Trauma Informed Practice
- Bookkeeping Certificate
- Certificate in Community Mental Health
- Teaching and Learning in Art and Design
- General Business Management - General Management Stream
- Indigenous Early Childhood Education Micro-Credential
- Craft Brewery Operations
- Principles of Ecosystem Stewardship
- Wildfire Crew Member Essentials
- Climate Action and Community Engagement
- Indigenous Cultural Stewardship
- Mapping with Drones
....and many other courses from colleges and universities across BC

Take a course for fun, work, or general knowledge! Its EASY, just make sure you APPLY EARLY for courses starting this fall.

For application details, and a complete list of courses, follow this link:

For assistance with your application, please email me and I would be happy to help! I can be reached at

Kate Maddigan is the Economic Development Officer for the Cortes Community Economic Development Association/CCEDA. Please reach her at, and for more on CCEDA visit their website at