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.  Find out why you belong at Okanagan College!

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 site, Vernonlinks to external site, Pentictonlinks to external site, and Salmon Armlinks to external site

STUDENT FOR A DAY - FIND OUT MORE  

 TRADE PROGRAMS OFFERED 

  Apprenticeship Programs
                        
1-800-621-3038

Foundation Programs 
(** 2 Diploma Programs)
           
       1-800-621-3038       
 

      Specialty Programs







Click here to Find a Trade that may fit you

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Announcements

2016
Nov. 21 New Vernon Trades Centre Announced
 2017
Apr 7-9  RV Owners Seminars new to Vancouver Isld
 
Jun18-21
OC Electrical Dept. hosting the 1st  NEIC Conference

                      


Announcements

2016
Nov. 21 New Vernon Trades Centre Announced
 2017
Apr 7-9  RV Owners Seminars new to Vancouver Isld
 
Jun18-21
OC Electrical Dept. hosting the 1st  NEIC Conference

                      

Announcements

2016
Nov. 21 New Vernon Trades Centre Announced
 2017
Apr 7-9  RV Owners Seminars new to Vancouver Isld
 
Jun18-21
OC Electrical Dept. hosting the 1st  NEIC Conference

                      


Announcements

2016
Nov. 21 New Vernon Trades Centre Announced
 2017
Apr 7-9  RV Owners Seminars new to Vancouver Isld
 
Jun18-21
OC Electrical Dept. hosting the 1st  NEIC Conference

                      

Announcements

2016
Nov. 21 New Vernon Trades Centre Announced
 2017
Apr 7-9  RV Owners Seminars new to Vancouver Isld
 
Jun18-21
OC Electrical Dept. hosting the 1st  NEIC Conference

                      


Announcements

2016
Nov. 21 New Vernon Trades Centre Announced
 2017
Apr 7-9  RV Owners Seminars new to Vancouver Isld
 
Jun18-21
OC Electrical Dept. hosting the 1st  NEIC Conference

                      

Announcements

2016
Nov. 21 New Vernon Trades Centre Announced
 2017
Apr 7-9  RV Owners Seminars new to Vancouver Isld
 
Jun18-21
OC Electrical Dept. hosting the 1st  NEIC Conference

                      


Announcements

2016
Nov. 21 New Vernon Trades Centre Announced
 2017
Apr 7-9  RV Owners Seminars new to Vancouver Isld
 
Jun18-21
OC Electrical Dept. hosting the 1st  NEIC Conference

                      

Announcements

2016
Nov. 21 New Vernon Trades Centre Announced
 2017
Apr 7-9  RV Owners Seminars new to Vancouver Isld
 
Jun18-21
OC Electrical Dept. hosting the 1st  NEIC Conference

                      


Announcements

2016
Nov. 21 New Vernon Trades Centre Announced
 2017
Apr 7-9  RV Owners Seminars new to Vancouver Isld
 
Jun18-21
OC Electrical Dept. hosting the 1st  NEIC Conference

                      

Announcements

2016
Nov. 21 New Vernon Trades Centre Announced
 2017
Apr 7-9  RV Owners Seminars new to Vancouver Isld
 
Jun18-21
OC Electrical Dept. hosting the 1st  NEIC Conference

                      


Announcements

2016
Nov. 21 New Vernon Trades Centre Announced
 2017
Apr 7-9  RV Owners Seminars new to Vancouver Isld
 
Jun18-21
OC Electrical Dept. hosting the 1st  NEIC Conference

                      

2016
Nov. 21 New Vernon Trades Centre Announced
 2017
Apr 7-9  RV Owners Seminars new to Vancouver Isld
 
Jun18-21
OC Electrical Dept. hosting the 1st  NEIC Conference
2016
Nov. 21 New Vernon Trades Centre Announced
 2017
Apr 7-9  RV Owners Seminars new to Vancouver Isld
 
Jun18-21
OC Electrical Dept. hosting the 1st  NEIC Conference

FOCUS  PROGRAMS

Automotive Service Technician Program
Starts May 7, 2018
33 weeks with Industry placement opportunity!
Program Details  

Heavy Mechanical Trades Program
Starts June 10, 2018
4 career choices - 1 program
Industry Placement Opportunity!.  
Program Details    

Trades & Technology Teacher Education
Starts online this fall, see details here.

ASK US!
HOW DO I BECOME A "STUDENT FOR A DAY"

1-800-621-3038 or trades@okanagan.bc.ca 
   

APRIL EVENTS

MOTOR VEHICLE TRADES
INFO NIGHT 
Steady work for Mechanics!  Find out your options!   
April 10 5-7pm T131
More Details

SKILLS CANADA BC
PROVINCIALS
Tradex, Abbotsford
April 18


ANNOUNCEMENTS

June 3, 2017 Three OC Students achieve medals at the Skills Canada Nationals in Winnipeg, MB 

 March 1, 2017 Federal government announces funding for Trades Training House.  For full story.

Apr. 5, 2017
 OC students notch 13 podium finishes at Skills Canada BC competition

Nov. 21, 2016  New Trades Centre at Vernon Campus \

TRADES TRAINING
HOUSE

Visit the Trades Training House website
 to find out more and check out the photos while it is under construction.