Trades and Apprenticeship

Gain the skills to build a successful career in the trades industry. Learn techniques from industry leading instructors and get hands-on experience with the latest equipment and technologies in state-of-the-art training facilities.

Okanagan College has been the region’s leading producer of tradespeople for more than 50 years, helping to meet the provincial demand for skilled workers. B.C. labour analysis forecasts one million job openings across the province by 2022 and over 40 per cent of those require skills you can acquire with training at Okanagan College.

Meet David


My experience has been great. I’ve received fantastic education and all of the teachers here are so great. The class sizes are small which is a huge benefit in comparison to other schools; your teachers will know who you are and are able to devote more one-on-one time to you.

I’m in the Welding Foundation program right now but I can definitely see myself taking other trades programs at OC to expand my knowledge.

There is a huge range of ages in our program which is really cool. It’s great to see students right out of high school, but also to see people in their 30’s and 40’s coming back to further their knowledge and skill set. It’s a great learning environment and everyone makes you feel welcome.

David Enns | Welding Foundation Program