Your Challenge. Our Solution.
Corporate Training at Okanagan College is about bringing ongoing learning to your organization through customized contract training.
We provide private training and team building for businesses, non-profit organizations, and professional associations. Whether you have a group of employees with a specific skills gap, want to provide training as a service for your own clients, or need a comprehensive training and development plan across your company, we can help. Our customized training includes:
- Industry specific instructors
- Tailored curriculum
- Training at your location, ours, or online
- Custom training dates
- Assistance with government grants
Okanagan College can deliver your training where and when you need it. See below for a list of our corporate training and professional development offerings. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or one of the options below to get started.
What We Offer
Corporate Training takes the knowledge contained in Okanagan College’s degree and apprenticeship programs, vocational certificates and industry partnerships and makes it accessible to you, your stakeholders and your employees. We have hundreds of courses and more than 25 certificates to draw from.
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Using our current professional experts and our history of curriculum development experience, we customize the above to create your perfect training solution.
If you’re seeking professional development for one or two of your employees, Continuing Studies and Corporate Training offers our professional development programming regularly throughout the year at our campuses. Through a sponsorship agreement, you can arrange to send your employees to our programming and be invoiced directly, so that you can take advantage of reimbursement training grants.
Contact our Contract Training Specialist to learn about the sponsorship process for your employees. It’s quick, easy and ensures a straightforward billing process in the case of course changes or cancellations.
We design custom courses and programs quickly and effectively. We can work with you to perform a needs assessment and design a curriculum around the results.
As a College with deep ties to the industries which drive our economy, we pride ourselves on training that reflects the specific nature and challenges of those industries. As a learning institution we are experts at curriculum development, allowing us to develop targeted workshops and programs on demand.
Clients can be involved in the training process to the degree that best suits their time or business. If you don’t have the time, you can leave the whole process to us. If you’d prefer to be involved in the details of instructor selection, workbook development, and custom content, we can work together every step of the way. Contact our Contract Training Specialist to get started.
Corporate training with Okanagan College is streamlined and straightforward:
- Discuss your needs with our Corporate Training Specialist
- Receive a training outline and quote
- Finalize details, dates and locations, and sign agreements
- Work with our subject matter experts to tailor the curriculum
The contract training process can take as little as 2 weeks from start to finish depending on the training, and can be organized months in advance to accommodate long term scheduling and development plans of your business.
We remain committed to being competitive with private industry training and the open enrolment tuition listed here. As every contract training service is customized to meet your needs, Corporate Training with Okanagan College provides a quote specific to your training for every offering. Our quotes are also designed to provide what you need to apply for WorkBC’s B.C. Employer Training Grant. Successful applicants of this grant can be reimbursed for portions of their training costs. Visit www.workbc.ca for more details.
COVID-19 PD Resources
Okanagan College’s Continuing Studies and Corporate Training department is proud to provide relevant professional development and to be a source of positive transformation in our communities. To help support individuals and employers during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have developed this resource page to help you boost your knowledge and learn new skills during this unprecedented time.
Meet our Corporate Training Specialist
Corporate Training at Okanagan College is a hands-on approach to our mission to transform lives and communities. We provide solutions to our surrounding businesses and communities through practical workshops and programs, targeted directly at their identified needs.
As a Corporate Training Specialist, it’s my role to act as a resource for your training and development needs. I will work with you to understand your needs and challenges, to connect you with the resources available through the college, and to lower training costs through group rates and awareness of grant funding. Ultimately, I’m here to help bring your professional development vision to life.
Think of me as an extension of your training and development team.
Corporate Training Specialist
The Okanagan College facilitators were keen, prepared and engaging. They heard and understood our unique First Nation training needs. They assured that they developed and consequently delivered a tailor-made “Supervisory and Leadership” program that fully addressed and satisfied our organizational needs.
Pauline Terbasket, Executive Director
Okanagan Nation Alliance
The management training program provided by Okanagan College has more than surpassed our expectations. We recognized a significant skills gap with our managers and supervisors who mostly had been promoted from within. They had great technical knowledge but the leadership fundamentals were missing and this program was exactly what was needed to give them a great foundation for the future.
Jeff Green, Director of Human Resources, CPHR
Factors Group of Nutritional Companies Inc
This was so very interesting and well done! The food and wine pairings opened my pallet for a new experience. Was a great way to spend a day with the ladies from the office – a great way to break down the walls of a group that work day to day together.
Jaylyn Jager, participant, on a custom built team building experience
The City of Vernon and Okanagan College have collaborated over the past four years many times to develop customized Corporate Training programs for our staff. Their instructors are knowledgeable, enthusiastic and extremely helpful in designing and implementing the programs we require to develop capacity. Because of the tailored training, we are able to transfer the learning from the classroom to the workplace and measure its impact.
Joanie Clary, Advisor, Learning & Development
City of Vernon
Boyd Autobody & Glass
City of Kelowna
City of Vernon
Community Futures North Okanagan
Country Prime Meats
Norsteel Building Systems
North Okanagan Friendship Society
Okanagan Nation Alliance
Pro Builders Supply Inc
Reidco Metal Industries
SW Event Technology
Westbank First Nation
Wilson Beck Insurance