Trades & Apprenticeship

Welcome to Trades and Apprenticeship

For more than 50 years, students have attended Okanagan College for Trades and Apprenticeship training.  We offer Foundation programs and Apprenticeship programs in over 20 trades.  Our programs are recognized provincially, nationally and internationally.  Apprenticeship programs lead to "Red Seal" National Endorsement.  We offer General Interest programs, Trades Upgrading, Gateway to Trades and Women in Trades Programs.    

Advantages:  Okanagan College trades programs offer small class sizes, highly skilled instructors, and industry style shops and training aids.  The communities in each of our campus areas have so much to offer, visit the following sites and find out more - Kelownalinks to external siteVernonlinks to external sitePentictonlinks to external site, and Salmon Armlinks to external site      

Find a program 

          Apprenticeship Programs
                Foundation Programs

       Specialty Programs

         Taylor Pro Training 




Click here to Find a Trade that may fit you

The Blueprint Builder is your hub to access B.C. career tools and resources.
To build your own Blueprint, start by selecting from one of the three categories:
  • Help with Choosing a Career
  • Help with Education & Funding
  • Help with Finding a job

Start exploring and simply click 'Add to My Blueprint'.

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Watch as we grow
Okanagan College's new $33-million trades training complex project is well underway at the Kelowna campus and visitors
to our website now have the opportunity to watch the construction live on our webcam.

Follow this link to a live stream of ongoing construction of the three-storey tower that will house Okanagan College apprentices as they train for a bright future in a booming sector. To find out more about the project, visit:

To support the fundraising
campaign for the project,
Bright Horizons, Building for Skills, click here