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BC is headed for a massive skills shortage according to a new joint study by the University of BC and Simon Fraser University.
The report says unless steps are taken a skill shortage will be realized in BC by 2016 and increase drastically by 20-20.
UBC President Stephen Toope says 11-thousand new spaces need to be created in university, college, and trades training.
"To create the 11-thousand new spaces we are saying we need to do it over four years the total cost over four years is about 130-million dollars and then when you add in the graduate and under graduate student aid piece it adds about 51-million dollars."
Toope says the skills shortage will affect everything from accountants to welders and miners and all jobs in between.