March 20-24 is National Co-op week, a celebration of the collaborative co-op educational practice among students, employers and post-secondary institutions across Canada.
Co-op, or work-integrated learning, is an integral part of the educational experience at Okanagan College. Follow this link or contact the Student, Graduate, and Co-op Employment Centre to find out how you can participate in events, read alumni stories and share your own co-op experiences, for the chance to win prizes throughout the week.
Shuswap MLA Greg Kyllo, on behalf of Minister of Social Development and Health Michelle Stilwell announced $749,872 in support from the provincial government to launch a new Forest Operator program at Okanagan College that will give up to 16 students in Revelstoke and the Shuswap 16 weeks of paid training and 10 weeks of on-the-job work experience.
Read the full story here.
On March 21, it was announced that Okanagan College will receive $15.4 million of provincial funding to construct a new $18.9 million Health Sciences Centre in Kelowna.
The new building will be located on the east side of campus, next to the current Lab building. It will consist of 2,800-square metres of new space over two storeys and will include labs, classrooms and office space for the 13 health and social development programs that are currently located in the existing health building.
Construction is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2018 with project completion anticipated for the spring of 2020. Read the full story here.