Corporate Training

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 corporatetraining@okanagan.bc.ca 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.  

 

Corporate Training offerings: Industry specific training including:
  • Leadership and management topics
  • Food, wine and tourism
  • Workplace and supervisory skills
  • Education and health 
  • Technical and computer software
  • Horticulture and cannabis
  • First aid and safety training
  • Trades and apprenticeship
  • Team building opportunities
 

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:

  1. Discuss your needs with our Corporate Training Specialist
  2. Receive a training outline and quote
  3. Finalize details, dates and locations, and sign agreements
  4. 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.

See COVID-19 PD  Resources

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.

 

 Zach Webster

Corporate Training Specialist

 

Portrait of Corporate Training Specialist Zach Webster

Testimonials

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

Portrait of Pauline Terbasket

Our clients

Alpine Aerotech

Andrew Peller

Askew’s Foods

Boyd Autobody & Glass

City of Kelowna

City of Vernon

Community Futures North Okanagan

Country Prime Meats

Factors Group

Kingfisher Boats

Norsteel Building Systems

North Okanagan Friendship Society

Okanagan Nation Alliance

Pro Builders Supply Inc

Reidco Metal Industries

SW Event Technology

Universal Packaging

Venture Training

Westbank First Nation

Wilson Beck Insurance