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VIU Receives Funding for new EV Skills Training Program

March 21, 2022

Minister Bruce Ralston visited VIU on March 21 to learn more about the new program.Automotive technicians will soon be able to upgrade their skills to work on electric vehicles (EVs) at Vancouver Island University (VIU), thanks to funding from the provincial government. The EV Maintenance Training program will be offered starting in January 2023, with a pilot in September 2022. The program,... Read more


Students learning carpentry, welding and information technology

VIU Hosts Virtual Event to Explore Careers in Trades and Applied Technology

May 6, 2021

WHAT: VIU Trades and Applied Technology Virtual ExpoWHEN: Thursday, May 27, 3 – 7 pmWHERE: Online/Virtual Trades and applied technology programs at Vancouver Island University (VIU) can help students enter rewarding, high-paying careers after as little as nine months of school.Those interested in learning more about which careers may be a good fit can come to VIU’s first-ever... Read more


Driving Student Success

October 17, 2018

By Jenn McGarrigle   An overhaul of VIU’s Automotive building is having a huge impact on how students in this technology-intensive trade learn. Part of the federal and provincial governments’ investments in VIU, the renovations are helping the institution meet the demand for skilled workers and ensure students are prepared to start work as automotive service technicians.   Trevor... Read more


Automotive Building Facelift Driving Positive Changes for Students

February 22, 2018

Renovations part of federal and provincial governments’ investments in VIU  An overhaul of Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Automotive building is boosting the success of the program. The renovations are part of the $20-million Marine, Automotive and Trades Complex expansion and redevelopment project announced in December 2016 by the federal and provincial governments. The Automotive... Read more