CNC, UNBC, SD57 collaborate on TekX program

The College of New Caledonia, the University of Northern British Columbia, and School District 57 have launched Technology Exploration Dual Credit (TekX), a program that gives Grade 11 students a new way to explore career paths in technology while they earn postsecondary credits. TekX will provide students with 300 hours of hands-on learning in areas of study such as computer hardware, cybersecurity, 3D printing, and drones. “Through TekX’s unique experiential learning opportunities, we are taking steps to reimagine how we educate to meet the accelerating demand for highly skilled workers in technology industries,” said UNBC President Dr Geoff Payne.