BETTER FOR BUSINESS
BCIT partners with Prospera Credit union for lower interest rates and extended alumni benefits
JESSICA THIESSEN, PROSPERA CREDIT UNION
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
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
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.
Founded in 1979, the BCIT Alumni Association is proudly celebrating 40 years in 2019. BCIT alumni are everywhere, conquering today’s complex world, and developing new solutions to build a better tomorrow. This is why BCIT alumni – now 185,000 strong – are highly sought by employers across BC, Canada, and beyond. To learn more about the BCIT Alumni Association, visit bcit.ca/alumni
Prospera Credit Union
Building on over 75 years as a BC credit union, Prospera is proud to serve communities from Vancouver to Kelowna. As a member-owned financial institution, our number one priority is the financial well-being of families and businesses in our local communities and our dedicated team is here to serve all their banking, lending, investing and insurance needs. As a member of The Exchange network, our members also enjoy access to more than 4,000 surcharge free ATMs across Canada (that’s right, no ATM fees).
Making life better for everyone is important at Prospera, which has an extensive community investment program. To learn more about our community investment programs, check us out on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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