Over 51,000 students enroll in private training institutions in B.C. each year. Students are trained for a broad range of occupations from sound and audio technicians to licensed practical nurses to commercial pilots.
The sector is regulated by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB), which is responsible for:
- Ensuring institutions meet the requirements and standards for certification
- Maintaining a Private Training Institution Directory of all certified institutions, along with formerly certified institutions
- Providing student protection and overseeing the Student Tuition Protection Fund