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K-HUB at Career Fair to spark innovation
Okanagan College Media Release

The Okanagan’s first Makerspace Business Incubator, K-HUB, is looking for the people and ideas that will spark light-bulb types into creating, innovating and manufacturing new products and services and they’ll be on hand at Okanagan College on Sunday, Nov. 1 as part of the 34
th annual Career Fair.

“We are a one-stop-shop for individuals with business and product ideas and we are really looking forward to connecting with the community at the College’s Career Fair this weekend,” said Lisa Jeffrey, Assistant Executive Director at K-HUB. “The concept of a Makerspace is fairly new to this area and we are one of the first of our kind to spring up in B.C. so we want to let people know what we do, what we can offer and how they can utilize our space and expertise to help launch their ideas in a real way.”

K-HUB will officially open its doors in Kelowna in January. Those doors lead to 4,500 square-feet of office and shop space that is available for rent for anyone who is looking to test and develop their ideas or prototypes. The space includes access to high-end manufacturing equipment that ranges from woodworking tools to 3-D printers to CNC machines.

The company also offers “101-style” workshops and business services that range from marketing to branding, allowing innovators to take their ideas all the way from concept to product and delivery.

“We are really excited to be in Kelowna and at Career Fair to showcase who we are and what we do,” said Jeffrey. “It will provide us with access to a valuable and important part of our client base – students, instructors and members of the community. We’re looking forward to collaborating with them and telling them about who we are and how we can help launch their ideas. It’s also a great opportunity for us to listen and understand what the needs of our Maker community are.”

K-HUB is just one of more than 30 exhibitors who will be at Career Fair on Sunday connecting with the community, and in many cases, hiring.

Career Fair also provides the community with access to the College and its programs. Tours of the campus, Trades facilities, labs and kitchens will be offered throughout the event, which is free and runs from 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Kelowna campus.

Anyone interested in finding out about career opportunities or learning more about the education and training needed to springboard into a new career should visit the campus.

A series of special presentations on financing your education, preparing to apply and strategies on finding a job are just a few of the highlights from exhibitors.

Anyone interested in applying for a program at Okanagan College can start the process while at Career Fair and will have the application fee waived. The College will also draw for a $500 tuition waiver for those who enter at the event.

Find out more online:
www.okanagan.bc.ca/careerfair