Okanagan gets funding from Canada, BC for trades facility

August 8, 2018

Okanagan College has received an investment of $2.6M from the Government of Canada and $2.8M from the Government of British Columbia for a new Trades Training Centre. The centre will offer a purpose-built training space, including a welding shop and a multi-use space for carpentry, electrical, plumbing, and pipefitting programs. It will also house the Women in Trades training program and create space for specialized programming. “Our Vernon Trades Training Centre is going to be critical in making sure there are enough skilled tradespeople to meet our industry partners' labour demands and keep the region's economy strong and vibrant,” said Okanagan President Jim Hamilton.