A month after the province disbanded the agency set up to oversee private career colleges, BC’s ombudsperson is taking a close look at industry regulation.
Kim Carter believes the report and recommendations that come out of her investigation could help guide how the government sets up future oversight of the industry.
There are two main areas Carter will study, “The overall administration issues such as appropriate governance and accessibility and information and secondary which I think is equally important which is student protection.”
Carter says this includes ensuring fair and accessible processes for student complaints and reimbursement requests. Fifty-one thousand students attend private career colleges annually.
A public administrator, appointed by the Ministry of Advanced Education, is now supervising the schools.