Trades Training House

We are proud to introduce the new 2,700 square foot Trades Training House!  

On completion it will provide hands-on, practical training opportunities for more than 300 students per year for programs including carpentry, electrical, plumbing and piping, steamfitter/gasfitter, residential construction, and sheet metal worker.

The interior structures of the Trades Training House will continuously change, reflecting the cycles of training in the academic year and advances in building technologies and techniques. The facility will also provide new opportunities for students to learn solar panel installation, repair and maintenance and be a site for applied research projects and contract training opportunities to meet the needs of industry in the region and beyond.

The project will cost $867,000 and is being funded through $332,485 support from the Government of Canada and investment by Okanagan College, donors and industry partners. The project started this spring and is expected to complete in Fall 2017 - find out more.

Read more about the technology and features of the Trades Training House in the fact sheet.

Follow us on as we document the progress of the facility through to its completion in the fall and after, as the students experience it's benefits first hand.  

Check out some of our photos below  or visit our Photo Gallery for stages of construction! More photos coming soon.

               The Trades Training House will enhancing students trades training experience!

                 Trades Training House Progress

September 18, 2017 - View Photo Gallery a full day of wall raising!

Crane lifting walls into place


September 15, 2017
Concrete done and roof ready to go

Concrete done and roof ready to go

September 13, 2017

Concrete polishing

Concrete polishing

 September 12, 2017

Start of Concrete pour

Concrete Pumping truck getting a workout

Pushing, moving and smoothing out the wet concrete Pushing, moving and smoothing out wet concrete

Final corner to be poured
September 7, 2017
Floor Insulation, Rebar and heating cooling piping

September 6, 2017
Insulation, piping track and more
August 31, 2017
Viega Rapid Grid installation

Viega Rapid Grid installation 
August 29, 2017
Stack of walls ready to go

Building and stacking of more walls

Busy worksite, always moving forward

August 16, 2017
Measuring and confirming straightness of wall studs

Cutting door into the Trades Training House

August 15, 2017
Apprentices showing their skills

Wall construction has started

August 10, 2017
Vapour Barrier is ready for next stage

Vapour barrier is smoothed our and weighted down for next stage

 August 8, 2017
Vapour barrier is being laid down.

Ground vapour barrier

 August 5, 2017
Tamping down the rocks

August 3, 2017
Gravel Spreading truck

Travel truck

August 1, 2017
Trades Training House Aug 1, 2017

Trades Training House Aug 1, 2017-2

July 29, 2017
Trades Training House July 28-2

Pictures taken on July 31, 2017

July 28, 2017
Trades Training House - July 28  Trades Training House - July 28-2

July 19, 2017
Trades Training House July 19

Trades Training House July 7 - 2

Close up look at the piping going into the floor of the Training House

Piping stacks, connections leveled to perfection

 July 17, 2017
Trades Training House July 17 - 1 

Laying the ground work for piping

July 11, 2017
Trades Training House July 11 - 1

Trades Training House July 5 - 2


                                                              Sawchuk Developments Inc.