ABBOTSFORD, BC – Prospera Credit Union is proud to announce a new partnership with the British Columbia Institute of Technology Alumni Association to help reduce financial stress for BCIT trades students.By pursuing a career in trades through BCIT, students can build the future they imagine. The collaboration between Prospera and BCIT Alumni Association will provide much-needed financial options for trades students wanting to complete their apprenticeship training, by reducing financial stress and giving them more time to focus on their studies.
“We are thrilled to announce this partnership with the BCIT Alumni Association,” says Prospera Credit Union President and CEO, Diane Dou. “By introducing this financial program we’re providing practical solutions to help accelerate apprentices earn the highest level of certification in their respective trades. Working with BCIT is a natural partnership for us at Prospera. Many of these students will go on to become local business owners, the backbone of the BC economy, and we want to help them along the various stages of their journey.”
A credit union serving British Columbia for more than 75 years, Prospera’s focus is to improve the lives of families and business owners across the province in our local communities. The BCIT Alumni Association provides benefits and services to current students and its 185,000 alumni worldwide.
“We are so pleased to partner with Prospera on this innovative program to serve our apprenticeship students and reduce financial barriers to complete their training,” says Executive Director, Alumni Relations, Leslie Courchesne.
BCIT alumni contribute to the BC economy in every sector, representing more than 20 different trades and apprentice programs. The institute prepares students wanting to pursue a trade with the necessary hands-on training to ensure success. Ninety-six per cent of alumni who complete the apprenticeship program find meaningful employment after graduation. Many BCIT alumni are entrepreneurs and end up owning and operating their own businesses.