Okanagan’s Vernon Campus to build new trades facility with $6.2M investment

November 23, 2016

Okanagan College's Vernon Campus has received $6.2M from the Canadian and British Columbian governments to create a new trades training centre. The funding will support the construction of the 1,250 square-metre Trades Training Centre, which aims to address a shortage of available trades training shops in the region. The centre will include facilities such as multi-purpose trades shop and a dedicated welding shop, as well as supporting Aboriginal and Women in Trades Training programs. “This investment in the future of trades training in Vernon will create meaningful opportunities for the people of this region for decades to come,” said Okanagan President Jim Hamilton. BC