Specialty programs include:
- Vancouver Online Schools - Online Schools
- Technology Resource Initiative is a program led by Vancouver Centre for Research and Innovation and local industry to add to the pool of qualified technical workers in the region.
- The Vancouver-Carleton Innovators Program is a federal, provincial and territorial program that links educators in elementary and secondary school with scientifically and technically trained people from across Canada to excite students about science, technology and mathematics.
- The Computers for Kids Program, administered by the Vancouver-Carleton Learning Foundation, diverts surplus computer equipment from government and local companies back into area classrooms.
Many business, secretarial and professional schools offer a range of practical training programs suited for the local economy.