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EV skills training powering up at Okanagan College and other B.C. colleges

More automotive technicians in B.C. can upgrade their skills to work on electric vehicles (EVs) through the expansion of the EV Maintenance Training program to Okanagan College and other institutions in the province.

On Monday, March 29, the B.C. Government announced $440,000 through the Province’s CleanBC Go Electric program and in partnership with Trades Training BC (TTBC); the program will be offered at Okanagan College’s Kelowna campus, College of New Caledonia’s Prince George campus and Camosun College’s Interurban campus in Victoria.

The funding will allow Okanagan College to serve as a regional hub for the Southern Interior for hybrid and EV training.

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Work from home? Check this out
Jan 29, 2021
Canada Revenue Agency recently announced some changes that will be of interest to Okanagan College employees who worked from home.

A recent partnership with a Kelowna-based medical clinic will support OC students who do not have access to a family doctor. Read more on the…

Culinary & Pastry Arts has launched a new seasonal newsletter that gives an inside look at program updates, events and projects. 


2020 T4s are now available and employees can access them through Employee Online Services. You can access a .pdf copy of them by going to…

IT Services is currently piloting a new initiative to assist students with OC technology. With the assistance from students, IT is offering online…

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  1. Okanagan College is one of three provincial institutions that will be adding electric vehicle training to its program list thanks to the provincial government's CleanBC Go Electric initiative, which is contributing $440,000 to the project - Castanet, My Prince George Now, The Georgia Straight, Prince George Matters and CTV Edmonton.

  2. OC Culinary & Pastry Arts alumna Siobhan Detkavich made headlines last week after being the youngest and first-ever female Indigenous chef to be recruited to the popular Top Chef Canada TV series – Daily Courier, Castanet, Top Chef Canada and KelownaNow.

  3. Okanagan College is offering a virtual seminar for adults considering returning to education to make a career change – Castanet and Revelstoke Mountaineer. The Revelstoke Mountaineer also shared a letter to the editor from Joan Ragsdale, Regional Dean of the Shuswap-Revelstoke region, who penned an encouraging letter to adults to take the plunge into education again.

  4. A long-time Kelowna family made a major donation of $150k to the College’s new Health Sciences Centre in support of future students – Penticton Western News.

  5. Okanagan College hosted its first ever Free Little Library building class, appealing to DIYers, book lovers and hobbyists - Castanet. The College also hosted its first Auto Masters class for women – Castanet.

  6. The Coldstream Women’s Institute has continued is annual giving with 14 monetary donations, one of which benefitted Okanagan College students through a $1,500 scholarship – Salmon Arm Observer.

  7. The Penticton Herald profiled Sustainable Construction Management Technology professor Ashley Lubyk. The news hub also profiled OC Business Administration Diploma student Sophie Wilson and Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic instructor Jay Hartwick.

  8. On March 25, OC students geared up for the virtual Okanagan College Long Night Against Procrastination where they could join fellow students to work on final projects and log onto an online platform to meet with their professors, librarians and Success Centre coordinators to complete their year-end assignments and studying – Castanet.


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