Literacy Skills for Adults

Developing Skills, Moving Forward.

Do you want to improve your reading, writing and basic math skills for work or school? Okanagan College offers free courses for adult learners through the Literacy Skills for Adults program.

Literacy Programs

Two program formats are available. Learn in small group classes in our respectful and supportive classrooms. Or work at your own pace toward your own goals with one-to-one tutoring.

One-to-one Tutoring

  • Free Tuition
  • Flexible: Start any time
  • Personalized to meet your educational needs
  • Self-paced – work at your own speed
  • Available at all campuses (Kelowna, Vernon, Penticton, Salmon Arm) as well as in Oliver, Osoyoos, Okanagan Falls and Revelstoke

 Small Group Classes

  • Free Tuition
  • Respectful and supportive small group settings
  • Day or evening classes
  • Multiple start dates
  • Available in Kelowna, Penticton, Vernon, and Salmon Arm

Contact Us

For more information on Okanagan College Literacy Programs, call the campus nearest you.

  • Salmon Arm: 250-832-2126, local 8219
  • Vernon: 250-545-7291, local 2311
  • Kelowna: 250-862-5488, local 4244
  • Penticton: 250-492-4305, local 3227
  • Oliver, Osoyoos and Okanagan Falls: 250-492-4305, local 3244
  • Revelstoke: 250-837-4235

Literacy at Work

Okanagan College provides resources for employers looking to assist employees in upgrading their essential reading, writing and basic math skills. Find out what you can do to help your business and your employees. Let Okanagan College help you explore the real benefits to be gained through supporting workers in their skills development.

As part of Literacy BC's Learning Disabilities and Whole Life Learning project, Okanagan College Literacy Instructor Chandra McCann developed an information package for employers. Click here to download the information booklet: Literacy at Work (.pdf file)

The video below presents an interview with Diesel Homeboy, Okanagan College student and trades employee, who gives his perspective on literacy and upgrading in the workforce.


If you are having difficulty viewing the embedded video, please click on the following link: Literacy at Work: An Employee Perspective