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StrongerBC future skills grant

About the StrongerBC future skills grant

The StrongerBC future skills grant (FSG) is open to British Columbians aged 19 years or older regardless of financial need. The grant covers up to $3,500 per learner for eligible course costs associated with short-term skills training at public universities and colleges in BC.

The StrongerBC future skills grant is applicable to the eligible TRU programs shown below with course start dates between September 2023 and December 2023.

Student Eligibility

To be eligible for the StrongerBC future skills grant, you:

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Person entitled to study in Canada.
  • Must be B.C. residents and currently live in BC.
  • Must be 19 years or older or have graduated high school by the start of your course/program.
  • Must provide consent for TRU to disclose your information to the Province.
  • Must not be receiving duplicative and/or overlapping funding to cover eligible costs (i.e. grants, loans, scholarships, or other funding that covers the same program costs as the StrongerBC future skills grant)

You should also understand that:

  • FSG benefits may have tax implications
  • The FSG is subject to a lifetime maximum of $3,500
  • If you are receiving any federal or provincial benefit, such as Employment Insurance (EI) or BC Employment Assistance (BCEA), you must seek approval from the appropriate government body before participating in a program
  • The amount of FSG funding you receive is subject to review and audit.

Eligible programs

The following Open Learning programs are approved for FSG funding:
Business Skills Supervisor Certificate
Certificate in Entrepreneurial Skills 1
Certificate in Entrepreneurial Skills 2
Event Management Certificate

More information coming soon about how to apply and register for fall 2023.

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