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College hosts the region’s longest-running Career Fair on Nov. 2
Okanagan College Media Release

Okanagan College’s 33rd annual Career Fair is taking over the Kelowna campus on Sunday, Nov. 2 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

From practical nursing to pipefitting, English to engineering, this popular event is free and offers the public an opportunity to gain insights about careers and educational paths.

The longest-running event of its kind in the Okanagan Valley, Career Fair is unique because it connects current and future job seekers with education experts and employers to facilitate knowledge sharing about what education and training is required for someone to land their dream job.

“If you have an idea of where you want to go, but not sure how to get there — a university degree, diploma, certificate, vocational program, apprenticeship training – this is the place to find answers,” said event organizer Michelle Lowry.

“All of our programs will be represented and professors and campus staff will be on-hand to advise students, parents and anyone interested in anything related to post-secondary education, including transfer opportunities,” said Lowry. 

The event also features educational seminars on a wealth of topics including, Ask a Tradesperson, Becoming a Commercial Diver, Finding Money For Your Education, College Prep 101 for Parents, Tour the Universe, Immigration Options for International Students and Foreign Workers, and What WorkBC Can Do for You. There will be lots of chances to win prizes, including a $500 tuition credit to any Okanagan College program and dinner for two at Infusions Restaurant.

“All of our trades shops will be open and we’ll have demonstrations going on all day,” said Steve Moores, Dean of Trades and Apprenticeship. “And we’ll have staff there to help people interested in obtaining information about trades training and apprenticeship.”

Attendees will be able to watch a car getting crushed by a front-end loader and the Kelowna Fire Department using the Jaws of Life to open it up.

Foodies can go behind-the-scenes in Culinary Arts and learn how to make cinnamon buns, sugar spirals, and chicken sates as well as enjoy samples of these tasty treats.

Parking for the event is free. Application fees will be waived for anyone who puts his or her name on a list at the Registrar’s office during the event and then applies for an Okanagan College program between Nov. 3 and 7 (for programs starting fall 2015). 

For more information, visit: www.okanagan.bc.ca/careerfair.