Trades & Apprenticeship

Welcome to Trades and Apprenticeship

 
 

1:45 p.m. Friday, May 22
A message from Steven Moores, Dean of Trades

I am pleased to share that we will be continuing to offer trades training this summer. Although much of our trades training will be delivered online, we will be open for limited on-campus instruction to address practical training requirements. Students will receive their detailed schedules shortly and each trade program is preparing for their specific health and safety requirements. Students will be divided into smaller groups while on campus, where required, and physical distancing and other safety measures will be in place and communicated to students, including enhanced cleaning of tools, equipment and common spaces. Okanagan College will follow direction and controls specified by the BC Centre for Disease Control, the Ministry of Health, the Provincial Health Officer and Interior Health.

Thank you for your patience as we continue with our planning and we look forward to working with our students and instructors to maintain a safe training environment.


About Trades and Apprenticeship at Okanagan College

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.

Advantages
- Highly skilled, Red Seal endorsed instructors
- Industry style shops and training aids
- Trades programs are offered at the following campuses: Kelowna, Vernon, Penticton,
  and Salmon Arm. 


 Take a virtual tour of the Trades Training Complex in Kelowna. 

View the shops, learn about programs and see why this building received a LEED Platinum award.

Student for a Day Experience 
No "Student for a Day" experiences available at this time. 

 TRADE PROGRAMS OFFERED 

  Apprenticeship Programs

Foundation Programs 
(** 2 Diploma Programs)
 

      Specialty Programs












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

EVENTS & FOCUS PROGRAMS

No upcoming events available at this time. 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

July 2019
Tom Foord's plane generously donated as a training tool for the Aircraft Maintanence Engineer students in Vernon.

May 2019
"Building a home from the ground up has been an amazing experience!" - Brittany Couchman, Carpentry Student. 
Home for Learning at the Rise Project. 

TRADES TRAINING
HOUSE

The Trades Training House opened in May 2018 at the Kelowna campus and has been a valuable learning tool for new Foundation students and returning Apprentices.
Take a behind the scenes look at its construction - Trades Training House website