Get involved with Connections
Do you have a fun hobby or a skill you’d like to share with your colleagues? Sign up to share your knowledge and experience with your coworkers at OC’s annual employee conference – Connections.
Workshop facilitators come from all backgrounds and share a wide variety of skills, from digital media, gardening, cooking with chemistry and historical reenactments, to yoga and mixology.
Workshops are approximately one hour and include an element of interactivity and should have a specific audience in mind – general interest, instructional, professional development, etc. Workshops are intended to be delivered twice, once on each of the two days that Connections takes place.
Connections 2021 will be hosted on Aug. 24 and 25. It may be hosted online or in-person, pending COVID-19 guidelines.
Connections is organized by employees for employees and is about connecting face-to-face with colleagues from different departments and campuses. It’s meant to celebrate the strengths and diversity of the people who work here through interactive social activities and fun informative workshops.
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January 18, 2021
Okanagan College is powering up a new virtual employment fair next month to help connect students, alumni, job seekers in the community and employers from across the region. Empowering Employment is a virtual career fair to be held on Thursday, Feb. 4 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Anyone interested in attending as a job seeker or showcasing their business as an exhibitor can learn more at www.okanagan.bc.ca/empowering. Exhibitor space, although virtual, is still limited and so interested organizations should plan to register soon to ensure their sp...Read more...
January 18, 2021
When Maria Kruger graduates as a Certified Dental Assistant from Okanagan College later this year, she will proudly stand among her people as a skilled professional. Kruger, who is of Okanagan/Shuswap descent, has a goal to graduate and work with people in her community on the Penticton Indian Band. “I want to see our people go into skilled trades and be able to support our own communities. That’s one of my main goals,” says Kruger, who also cites her two-year-old son as inspiration behind her return to school. A new donation from CIBC alon...Read more...
January 5, 2021
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December 9, 2020
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