Okanagan signs dual-credit partnership with local school district to give students head start

September 18, 2017

A new partnership between Okanagan College and BC School District No. 23 will allow Grade 12 students to get a head start on the Education Assistant certificate program. The full-time program, which is offered over four and a half months and features a month-long practicum, gives students the foundation, knowledge, and experience to work in BC school districts, in group homes, and with individual families. “School District No. 23 approached us to form a dual-credit partnership and help bring forward the next generation of Education Assistants,” explained Okanagan Program Coordinator Valerie Banks. “The demand for EAs is high within Kelowna’s school district, which requires all EAs to be certified.” Okanagan