JIBC receives $2M investment to expand its paramedic training program


The Justice Institute of British Columbia will be expanding its paramedic training program thanks to a $2M investment from the Government of British Columbia. The funding will ensure that over 130 students in Chilliwack, Kelowna, New Westminster, Trail, Victoria, Cranbrook, Port Alberni, and Prince George can access emergency medical responder training. “Paramedic students often indicate a high degree of financial need, and the program itself is very intense, making the balance of work and school difficult to manage,” said JIBC Director of Health Sciences Division Kathy Harms. “This funding, which will cover all the students’ education expenses, will help alleviate the financial need, and allow students to focus more completely on their studies and success in the program.”