Explore study options at College info sessions
Labour markets ebb and flow, but education will always serve you.
B.C.’s Labour Market Outlook indicates that, of the one million expected job openings between 2021-2031, approximately 77 per cent will require some level of post-secondary education or training.
That’s why Okanagan College is hosting a series of information sessions this month, to encourage those who might be considering post-secondary education to explore their options now.
“People of all ages are considering their options for a post-COVID world, and increasingly training or credentials are required. Education gives people more options,” says Inga Wheeler, Associate Registrar for Okanagan College.
“Info sessions at Okanagan College give people the chance to discover program options, meet faculty and instructors, as well as learn about the supports available to students. It is a perfect opportunity to explore what’s next.”
The schedule of sessions in Kelowna include:
- May 10 – Arts: meet faculty and sit in on panel discussions about critical issues facing the world today like social justice, what a post-COVID world looks like, global society, and identity and community in the digital age.
- May 11 – Business and Office Administration: learn about the advantages of completing a business degree, diploma or certificate at OC.
- May 17 – Science and Engineering Technologies: STEM fields of study are growing in demand – learn about the countless opportunities available for careers while meeting faculty and touring labs.
Representatives from OC’s Indigenous Services, Financial Aid and Awards, and Accessibility Services will be on hand to provide information on how they support students through their academic journey.
Sessions run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Kelowna campus, 1000 KLO Rd., in the E Building (Science and Engineering Technologies sessions will be in the E and C buildings). Future students can apply for admission to any OC program for free during the info sessions. Parents and friends are welcome. Free parking, snacks and refreshments are available.
For details about Kelowna, Salmon Arm and virtual info sessions, visit www.okanagan.bc.ca/infosessions. For questions or those who can’t make the sessions, people are invited to contact email@example.com to get in touch with someone at OC who will help.
Tags: information session, Arts University Studies, Okanagan School of Business, Office Administration, Science University Studies, Technologies, Inside OC
June 14, 2022
The Casorso active transportation corridor (ATC) between Raymer Ave. and KLO Rd. is the latest addition to Kelowna’s cycling network and it is now ready for riders. The B.C. Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, Honourable Rob Fleming, visited Okanagan College to recognize and celebrate the completion of this project. The College is one of the main destinations connected along the Ethel Casorso ATC corridor stretching from Downtown Kelowna to the Pandosy Urban Centre. “Having safe and convenient routes for walking, cycling and acti...Read more...
June 7, 2022
Grads of Okanagan College’s Animation Diploma program are finding their skills have never been in higher demand. First- and second-year students showed samples of their artwork and demo reels to industry partners at OC’s annual Animation Industry Night on May 17. “Lots of the work was very professional,” says James Wood, Chair of Okanagan College’s Animation Department. “Our program is short, but intense. The instructors make sure the students have a realistic understanding of what they need do to succeed in a competitive and demanding wo...Read more...
May 30, 2022
Business students from Okanagan College are once again able to travel to Jyväskylä, Finland to experience an international summer school at the JAMK University of Applied Sciences. Finland’s education system is widely regarded as one of the best in the world. OC Business Professor Blair Baldwin, who has taught Services Design at JAMK for several summers, says working in Finland has helped him innovate and create new teaching methodologies. “JAMK employs experiential learning across its curriculum,” he says. “They stress critical thinkin...Read more...
May 27, 2022
Okanagan College students will once again be competing for the Canadian title after qualifying for the Enactus National Exposition with a first-place finish in their league during the semi-final round. Enactus teams at post-secondary institutions across Canada competed virtually earlier this month, and Okanagan College scooped up top position in the TD Entrepreneurship Challenge, and runner-up in the Scotiabank Climate Action Challenge for the Unusually Good Food Co. project. It also included national runner-up in Shaw and RBC accelerators...Read more...