The Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education is the regulatory agency for private training institutions in the province of BC. The Agency is given its authority by the Province of British Columbia, Canada, Ministry of Advanced Education, under the Private Training Act, Regulations, and Bylaws.
PTIB has a responsibility to provide consumer protection to the students and prospective students of registered institutions. Students attending registered private career training institutions in British Columbia have their tuition protected by the Student Training Completion Fund (STCF). The STCF provides tuition trainout funding in the case of the closure of a private career training institution.
Also, when a school is registered with PTIB, students who are on EI (Employment Insurance) can apply to Service Canada to receive funds to cover the cost of the course. Hitek Computer School is in a good standing with PTIB. You can check our status here: http://www.privatetraininginstitutions.gov.bc.ca/students/pti-directory (our registration #3556)