JI to cut 30 jobs, close Vancouver campus
The New Westminster-based Justice Institute of B.C. is eliminating approximately 30 positions and will close its underutilized Vancouver campus in June.
In a press release issued Wednesday, JIBC president Michel Tarko announced shifting economic conditions, increasing competition, rising costs and low enrollment in some programs is forcing the institute to review is programs and suspend those that are no longer financially viable.
Students in any programs that are suspended will be allowed to finish them, and those in Vancouver will be moved to other JIBC campuses or offered in partnership with other institutions.
"Strategic renewal involves some tough decisions," said Tarko in the release. "The hardest by far are those that impact people's jobs. But we need to make these changes in order to ensure that we're sustainable.
"As difficult and disruptive as these changes, are, I am optimistic about our future … We will adapt and I am confident that we will thrive."