Apprenticeship Programs

Take your Apprenticeship training at Okanagan College

Canada is experiencing a shortage of skilled trades people. With the impending retirement of thousands of Baby Boomers, this situation will only become more critical. Employers in British Columbia need highly skilled workers now and seek out graduates from trades apprenticeship programs. A career in trades offers a promising future in a secure, well-paid, and challenging occupation. Workers who finish apprenticeship and receive a journeyperson designation generally earn more than those who do not, and have greater opportunities for advancement.

OC has an Apprenticeship Office to answer all your questions and assist you in scheduling your technical training.  If you have questions visit the Trades and Apprenticeship Office at the KLO Campus in T115 or call toll free 1-800-621-3038.  To further assist you, OC has compiled an accommodation list for those who need short-term housing while they complete their training. 

To learn more about British Columbia's apprenticeship system visit www.itabc.ca

OC's Trades and Apprenticeship has been offering premium training opportunities in the Okanagan for over 50 years.  Follow the links below to find out apprenticeship training dates and information.

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Automotive Glass Technician 
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Automotive Painter
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Automotive Refinishing Prep Technician
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Automotive Service Technician
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Carpenter
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Construction Craft Worker
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Construction Electrician 
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Diesel Engine Mechanic
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Domestic/Commercial Gas fitter 
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Heavy Duty Equipment Technician
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Heavy Mechanical Trades (HDET, TTM, DEM, TTT)
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Industrial Electrician 
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Motor Vehicle Body Repairer
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Plumber
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Professional Cook
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Recreation Vehicle Service Technician
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Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Mechanic
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Steamfitter/Pipefitter
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Sheet Metal Worker
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Transport Trailer Technician (Commercial Trailer Mechanic)
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Truck & Transport Mechanic
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Welder
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Multi-Process Alloy Welding

All of the above trades offered at Okanagan College lead to Journeyperson status under the Red Seal Endorsement program. Red Seal certified workers can work anywhere in Canada where their trade is designated. Labour mobility is essential for the Canadian workforce. For skilled tradespeople, the Red Seal is the recognized passport to mobility in trades across Canada. For more information on the Red Seal program visit www.red-seal.ca.