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Surrey Board of Trade and Western Community College Open Surrey Technology and Skills Centre

Making Surrey a Technology Industry Destination

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Surrey, BC – The Surrey Board of Trade (SBOT) together with Western Community College (WCC) is pleased to announce the official opening of the Surrey Technology and Skills Centre. 

Strategically located in Surrey’s Health & Technology District, a beacon of innovation and opportunity has emerged, a unique, groundbreaking initiative designed to make Surrey a technology destination.

Brought to life through a visionary partnership between business and education, Western Community College and the Surrey Board of Trade have co-created a state-of-the-art facility to be a thriving ecosystem where technology, education and business converge. The Surrey Technology and Skills Centre will incubate the Cybersecurity Centre of Excellence, the Blockchain Centre of Excellence, the Indigenous Entrepreneurship and Innovation Centre, Entrepreneurship Hubs for women, youth, and newcomers, plus the expansion of the Surrey International Trade Centre and the Surrey Workforce Development Hub.

“The Surrey Board of Trade is revolutionizing the chamber of commerce/board of trade industry to bring a unique, groundbreaking initiative designed to make Surrey a technology destination,” said Anita Huberman, President and CEO, Surrey Board of Trade. “We have a huge opportunity to propel Surrey’s technology and innovation by collaborating with government, businesses and academia.”

The Surrey Board of Trade’s partnership with Western Community College is building a bridge between education and business, collaborating on several federal and provincial labour market training programs to build a vibrant and digitally skilled labour workforce, and addressing the labour challenges of Surrey’s business community. 

“The Surrey Technology and Skills Centre represents our commitment to fostering innovation and equipping students with the skills they need to thrive in the technology and business sectors,” said Gurpal Dhaliwal, President, Western Community College. “This state-of-the-art facility, strategically located in Surrey’s Health & Technology District, is a testament to our dedication to collaboration and leadership. Together with the Surrey Board of Trade, we are not just building a centre; we are creating an ecosystem where education and technology converge to shape a smarter, safer future for all.”

The Surrey Technology and Skills Centre is more than a space—it’s technology balanced with the human touch as Surrey becomes the largest city in British Columbia. Co-working spaces, pod spaces, and collaboration areas all work towards moving Surrey to being a leader in shaping the next generation of tech leaders to help build a safer, smarter world.

For more information and co-working business opportunities, please visit businessinsurrey.com or contact info@businessinsurrey.com.

About Western Community College:

Western Community College (WCC) has been a pivotal institution in transforming communities through quality education since its inception in 2012. Offering over 60 undergraduate, postgraduate, and bachelor’s programs, WCC focuses on health care, hospitality, accounting, information technology, business management and now aviation. WCC’s mission revolves around providing accessible higher education opportunities, enhancing students’ professional skills, and fostering leadership within the community. Western Community College is renowned for offering exceptional student services among private colleges, ensuring students receive comprehensive support and resources that contribute significantly to their academic and professional success. wcc.ca

About Surrey Board of Trade:
The Surrey Board of Trade is one of the top five largest chambers of commerce/boards of trade in Canada, of the 430 nationwide. The Surrey Board of Trade attracts business to Surrey and supports business in Surrey. The Surrey Board of Trade provides businesses and organizations with economic opportunity, workplace development and education, international trade support, government advocacy, and is a concierge of business connections.