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Cowin, Bob – Online Submission, 2013
This report describes private colleges serving adults which since 1936 have been required to register with the provincial government of British Columbia, Canada or, since 1993, with a regulatory body created by the government. The sector has always included career colleges, but registration was expanded temporarily in the 1990s to include all…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Private Colleges, Vocational Education, Educational History
Cowin, Bob – Online Submission, 2012
This report traces the development of the workplace apprenticeship system and college-based pre-apprenticeship training in Canada's most western province, British Columbia. The Canadian system is mildly distinctive in an international context and within Canada, British Columbia is increasingly distinctive. Federal government influence has been…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Training, Workplace Learning
Cowin, Bob – Online Submission, 2012
This report describes agencies (established by government) and organizations (established by others) that dealt exclusively with postsecondary education in British Columbia, Canada and which had at least one professional employee and/or were separate legal entities. Of the fifty groups described since 1960, about two dozen existed in 2012. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Postsecondary Education, Educational History, Public Agencies
Cowin, Bob – Online Submission, 2010
Traces the development of continuing education and contract training in publicly funded postsecondary institutions in British Columbia, Canada. The first section describes the changing orientation over time, while the second half considers themes across all categories of institution. The appendix describes each institution individually. This…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Continuing Education, Contract Training, Foreign Countries