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When you invest in Okanagan College, you provide life-changing support for students and enable the College to build modern facilities that match the quality of our education. 

As the third largest College in British Columbia with a student base of more than 20,000, be assured that your support is transforming the Okanagan and beyond, building a brighter future for all of us.  

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 ZaynahStewartOC health care grad already making an impact in the field

When Zaynah Stewart crossed the stage to accept her Health Care Assistant certificate from Okanagan College on Jan. 12, she did so with the satisfaction of already having a job firmly secured.

In fact, Stewart had three job offers to choose from after graduating from the six-month Health Care Assistant program, which provides the skills and training for people interested in providing direct client care to seniors and people with disabilities.

“It feels great to already have a position,” says Stewart. “The best part of my job is seeing how happy individuals are when I’m caring for them.”

Stewart, 25, began her career working in administrative positions but never lost sight of her lifelong dream to become a nurse. When she decided to follow her passion and go back to school, she discovered another health care career she’d never considered when she learned about the College’s Health Care Assistant program.

The program instantly appealed to her because of its short duration, which offered a chance to step into the health care field quickly. Click here to read more.

New Health Sciences Centre - Kelowna campus

The well-being of our communities depend on skilled health-care and community workers. Our new Health Sciences Centre will train the next generation of health-care professionals in a modern and integrated learning centre, building on the College's 55 years of training health and science professionals.

Learn more about our Caring Starts Here Campaign