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Exploring Education & Training

In the dynamic landscape of employment, the importance of lifelong learning cannot be overstated. As industries evolve and technology advances, staying relevant and adaptable is key to professional success. Lifelong learning ensures that individuals not only acquire new skills but also stay on top of emerging trends, making them valuable assets in a competitive job market. Additionally, ongoing training refines and updates your existing expertise, keeping professionals agile and well-equipped to meet the ever-changing demands of their respective fields. Embracing a commitment to lifelong learning is not just an investment in personal development; it is a strategic approach to thriving in a dynamic employment landscape where adaptability and continuous improvement are the cornerstones of sustained career growth.

WorkBC: Explore Training and Education

Whether you are charting your path to employment, exploring skills training and supports, or looking to dive into information about the world of trades, this site is a great place to get started.


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Identify Your Learning Strengths 

These quizzes and questionnaires can provide insights into how you learn best.  Understanding your learning style is essential because it

helps you tailor your study methods to maximize comprehension and retention. Having this knowledge allows you to take a more 

personalized approach to acquiring knowledge and that means you are much more likely to retain it. 

Learning Styles Quiz

Everyone has a style of learning which works best for them. Most people have one style which is strongest but they can exhibit other styles in 

any given situation. To see what your main learning style is take our learning styles quiz.



Multiple Intelligences Assessment

This website - Multiple Intelligences for Adult Literacy and Education, applies Dr. Gardner's theory of Multiple Intelligences to adult learning. 

There are  eight different types of intelligence. No one uses just one type of intelligence; we all use several in our daily lives. 

It's helpful to determine your top intelligences and tailor your learning and study methods to best meet your particular combination of strengths.

Index of Learning Styles Questionnaire

The Index of Learning Styles is a questionnaire designed to assess an individual's preferred learning style based on sensory modalities, providing

 insights into whether they lean towards visual, auditory, read/write, or kinesthetic learning. 

Users answer 44 a-b questions and submit the survey. Results can be copied or printed out immediately. 

*Results are not retained. Once the report window is closed, the results cannot be re-opened.

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Virtual Learning 

Goodwill Community Foundation® -

Learn for free online! For more than a decade, the program has helped millions around the world learn the essential skills

they need to live and work in the 21st century. From Microsoft Office and email to reading, math, and more, offers

125 tutorials, including more than 1,100 lessons, videos, and interactives, completely free. 


Coursera is a leading online learning platform that offers a wide array of courses, specializations, and degree programs from top

 universities and organizations worldwide. With a user-friendly interface, Coursera provides accessible and flexible education, 

allowing learners to enhance their skills or pursue new interests at their own pace.


Has more than 210,000 online courses to choose from. Costs are dependent on courses selected


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Private & Post Secondary Education Resources

Student Aid BC

Helps with the cost of post-secondary education through student loans, grants, and scholarships. Also has programs that help with loan repayment.

Student Aid Canada

Canadian government site with a wealth of financial information for financing and planning for school

Education Planner BC

Information on undergraduate program availability, application dates, tuition costs, admission requirements, lengths and much more at BC's 25 public post-secondary institutions

BC Transfer Guide in BC Post Secondary Systems

Students can quickly and easily see how their courses transfer between post-secondary institutions. Being able to transfer credits                     between institutions lets students attend more than one institution without having to repeat courses unnecessarily.

Campus Access

This site offers a comprehensive resource and information guide for current/prospective university and college students, including a directory of Canadian, American & International universities and colleges as well as information on internships, scholarships, grants and financial aid. Includes links to help you find a job with your training and education.




School Finder

Search their database for universities, colleges and career colleges. Get program information and browse school profiles.

Scholarship Canada

Sign up to search through their extensive database to find scholarships, bursaries and grants. You'll also find information about student loans,   applications and budget planning.

Student Awards

Search their database for Canadian scholarships and awards. Canada's FREE financial resource.

Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB)

The Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education administers the Private Training Act & associated regulations. Contains a directory of all recognized training programs offered by private colleges and other training organizations/providers.

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Vancouver Island Colleges & Universities

University of Victoria

The University of Victoria is renowned for its commitment to innovation, sustainability, and academic excellence.                                               Nestled on Vancouver Island, the campus offers a picturesque setting for students & has a strong emphasis on research, diverse programs, and a vibrant community that fosters both personal and academic growth.

Vancouver Island University

Vancouver Island University, situated in Nanaimo, British Columbia, is a dynamic institution known for its emphasis on student engagement, 

applied learning, and community collaboration. With a focus on experiential education, VIU provides a supportive environment, 

offering a range of programs and opportunities that prepare students for success in their chosen fields.

Royal Roads University
Royal Roads University, located in Victoria, British Columbia, is distinctive for its innovative approach to education, integrating practical, 

hands-on learning with academic rigor. Known for its dynamic programs in fields such as business, leadership, and environmental science,

Royal Roads University provides a unique learning experience set against the backdrop of a historic and scenic campus.




North Island College

NIC is a community college committed to high quality and excellence in our programs and services. Offers a wide range of program options

that are supported by a dedicated faculty, staff and administration - all working together to help you achieve your goals.

Discovery Community College

Discovery College is a fully accredited private learning institution utilizing the latest technology and fully qualified, professional staff

to give you the advantage you need in today's competitive job market.

Excel Career College

Excel Career College offers a wide range of Diploma and Certificate programs as well as individual courses, each designed with student needs 

and the current labour market in mind. Campus locations are in Courtenay, Campbell River & Port McNeill. Excel Career College is 

fully accredited training institution with Private Career Training Institutions Agency (PCTIA).