Burnaby Board of Trade Pledge
Burnaby Board of Trade Pledge

BCIT Sustainable Leadership Program

BCIT Sustainable Business Leadership Program (BCIT.ca/SBL) was pleased to partner with the Burnaby Board of Trade (BBOT) in the creation of the BBOT Pledge Program.  THE SBL is a multidisciplinary program where students learn through Faculty mentorship and applied industry projects.  The program is designed to have all courses support a core Industry or Capstone Project where student teams work with an industry client to solve real world issues.   In this model everyone benefits, the students through experience, and the clients through access to current sustainability expertise.  Along with their teaching, the faculty in the program mentor the teams as they work on their client projects.  One of the student teams in 2011 helped design and build the BBOT Pledge Program.  Like the BBOT, a variety of other companies have been supportive of this teaching approach.  Clients to date have included, Stantec, Carbon Offset Aggregation Cooperative of BC , Vancity, BCIT Energy Management Department, The Sunshine Coast Credit Union, and Canadian Springs.

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