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Tuition Giveaway returns to Okanagan College
Okanagan College Media Release

Learning about your future options could pay off, quite literally, at Okanagan College.

The College is hosting a variety of open houses and information nights in the coming month for potential students and parents to explore the possibilities for post-secondary.

For students considering an academic, apprenticeship or vocational program at Okanagan College, there is extra incentive to stop in: anyone who attends these on-campus sessions can be entered into a draw for a $5,000 tuition voucher.

Student Braeden Lambert was the Tuition Giveaway winner in 2017 after spending the day at an open house last year while researching the College’s Bachelor of Business degree program.

“It totally took me by surprise when I got the phone call telling me I won the tuition money – I felt like I won the lottery or something,” says Lambert. “It’s given me the freedom of time to focus on studying, and I can use that money on courses in the summer to get that extra foot in the door for the coming year.”

Anyone who takes an official tour, attends a recruitment event or connects with a recruitment team member will receive an entry to the contest. The winner will be chosen on May 16, 2019, and they will receive a voucher covering fall and winter semester tuition fees up to $5,000.

“Students interested in post-secondary options tend to explore programs, chat with recruiters and advisors to have questions answered, and tour classrooms. Our information nights and open houses offer all of this, in addition to the opportunity to connect with College instructors,” says Inga Wheeler, Associate Registrar. “The entry for the Tuition Giveaway is icing on the cake.”

Conditions apply for the Tuition Giveaway draw, and are available online: okanagan.bc.ca/tuitiongiveaway.

For details about information nights and open houses, read below for the campus closest to you:

PENTICTON

The annual Information Night is set for Tuesday, Nov. 6 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Jim Pattison Centre of Excellence (PC 113), Penticton campus, 583 Duncan Ave. West. Students and parents can learn the top 15 points they should know before starting post-secondary at the Freshman 15 Seminar. Topics will include terminology, accessing scholarships and bursaries, applying for student loans, the application process, and important student services. The seminar begins at 5 p.m. in the Ashnola Building Lecture Theatre (PL 107). For details, visit the event page.

Those who cannot attend are welcome to book a campus tour or become a student for the day. For information or questions, contact Liana Swedahl at lswedahl@okanagan.bc.ca or 250-492-4305, ext. 3205.

SALMON ARM

The Salmon Arm Campus Open House runs Thursday, Nov. 1 from 7 to 9 p.m. at 2552 10th Ave. NE, beside the Shaw Centre. For details, visit the event page.

Open house activities include:

  • Mini-fair from 7 to 9 p.m. in the cafeteria: students can fill out applications, enter the draw and talk to instructors.
  • Freshman 15 Seminar from 7 to 7:30 p.m. in Room 130: Students and parents can learn the top 15 points they should know before starting post-secondary. Topics will include terminology, accessing scholarships and bursaries, applying for student loans, the application process, and important student services.
  • Program Spotlights from 7:30 to 8 p.m.: Students can check out more in-depth presentations on up to two programs of their choosing.

 

“Learners of all ages are welcome to stop by the open house and investigate their options, whether they are considering returning to studies or thinking about upgrading. There is a lot happening at the Salmon Arm campus, and the doors are open for the community to explore educational opportunities,” says Joan Ragsdale, Regional Dean Shuswap-Revelstoke.

Those who cannot attend are welcome to book a campus tour or become a student for the day. For information or questions, contact Kristine Wickner at kwickner@okanagan.bc.ca or 250-832-2126, ext. 8259.

VERNON

The Program Open House and Spotlight Sessions at the Vernon campus is set for Monday, Oct. 29, running from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Kal View Café of the Vernon campus, 7000 College Way. Spotlight Sessions include:

  • Arts and science studies, 6 p.m. in Room D310
  • Trades, 6 p.m., in Room D221
  • Health, 6 p.m., in Room D314
  • Business, 6:45 p.m., in Room D212
  • Engineering Technologies, 6:45 p.m., Room C344
  • Continuing Studies, 6:45 p.m., D344

 

Anyone who applies during the Open House will have application fees waived.

An additional Vernon event offers a second opportunity to enter. Freshman 15 Seminar will be held Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 6:30 p.m. in the Lecture Theatre (D310), walking students and parents through the top 15 points they should know before starting post-secondary. Topics will include terminology, accessing scholarships and bursaries, applying for student loans, the application process, and important student services. For details, visit the event page.

Those who cannot attend are welcome to book a campus tour or become a student for the day. For information or questions, contact Tawnya Cameron at tcameron@okanagan.bc.ca or 250-545-7291, ext. 2309.

KELOWNA

The College’s 37th annual Career Fair is set for Nov. 4 at the Kelowna campus, offering high school and post-secondary students the opportunity to explore potential career paths and connect with employers.

Career Fair is one of the Interior’s longest-running fairs that attracts hundreds of prospective students every year. Attendees are treated to post-secondary preparatory seminars, tours, activities, program information and draw prizes.

The fair runs from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kelowna campus, 1000 KLO Rd. Students and parents can learn the top 15 points they should know before starting post-secondary at the Freshman 15 Seminar in the S104 Lecture Theatre at 1 p.m. Topics will include terminology, accessing scholarships and bursaries, applying for student loans, the application process, and important student services. For details, visit the event page.

Admission and parking are free for Career Fair. Those who cannot attend are welcome to book a campus tour or become a student for the day. For information or questions, contact Blake Edwards at bedwards@okanagan.bc.ca or 250-762-5445, ext. 4469.