Access to education is access to a promising future. BCIT Foundation is building a legacy to support lifelong learning for British Columbians and beyond. This theme expresses the role fulfilled by the BCIT Foundation, which was established in 1998. The Foundation forges partnerships with individuals, corporations, governments, alumni, and industry partners to create opportunities for students.
Scholarships, awards, bursaries, endowments, and indigenous initiatives encourage excellence and make education more affordable. In addition to access and affordability, the Foundation also raises funds to support infrastructure renewal and teaching enhancement, while strengthening our financial foundation with named buildings and schools. By enhancing education at BCIT, our industry partners benefit from better trained future employees. The knowledge and skills acquired through education change the lives of our students, who are well positioned for successful careers when they graduate.
Ultimately, the lives of all British Columbians are touched by BCIT alumni, who help build communities and create a stronger economy.
The Foundation was formed to meet the following needs:
- Raise funds to support BCIT students and develop educational programs
- Meet emerging institutional needs
- Provide donors with the opportunity to achieve personal philanthropic objectives