Trades & Apprenticeship

Welcome to Trades and Apprenticeship

 
 

For more than 50 years, students have attended Okanagan College for Trades and Apprenticeship training.  We offer Foundation programs and Apprenticeship programs in over 20 trades.  Our programs are recognized provincially, nationally and internationally.  Apprenticeship programs lead to "Red Seal" National Endorsement.  We offer General Interest programs, Trades Upgrading, Gateway to Trades and Women in Trades Programs.  Find out why you belong at Okanagan College!

Advantages: Okanagan College trades programs offer small class sizes, highly skilled instructors, and industry style shops and training aids. Trades programs are offered at the following campuses: Kelowna, Vernon, Penticton, and Salmon Arm. 

Try a Student for a Day experience! 
Learn more about how you can join a class and spend the day in our shop.

 TRADE PROGRAMS OFFERED 

  Apprenticeship Programs
                        
1-800-621-3038

Foundation Programs 
(** 2 Diploma Programs)
           
       1-800-621-3038       
 

      Specialty Programs












Announcements

2016
Nov. 21 New Vernon Trades Centre Announced
 2017
Apr 7-9  RV Owners Seminars new to Vancouver Isld
 
Jun18-21
OC Electrical Dept. hosting the 1st  NEIC Conference

                      


Announcements

2016
Nov. 21 New Vernon Trades Centre Announced
 2017
Apr 7-9  RV Owners Seminars new to Vancouver Isld
 
Jun18-21
OC Electrical Dept. hosting the 1st  NEIC Conference

                      

Announcements

2016
Nov. 21 New Vernon Trades Centre Announced
 2017
Apr 7-9  RV Owners Seminars new to Vancouver Isld
 
Jun18-21
OC Electrical Dept. hosting the 1st  NEIC Conference

                      


Announcements

2016
Nov. 21 New Vernon Trades Centre Announced
 2017
Apr 7-9  RV Owners Seminars new to Vancouver Isld
 
Jun18-21
OC Electrical Dept. hosting the 1st  NEIC Conference

                      

Announcements

2016
Nov. 21 New Vernon Trades Centre Announced
 2017
Apr 7-9  RV Owners Seminars new to Vancouver Isld
 
Jun18-21
OC Electrical Dept. hosting the 1st  NEIC Conference

                      


Announcements

2016
Nov. 21 New Vernon Trades Centre Announced
 2017
Apr 7-9  RV Owners Seminars new to Vancouver Isld
 
Jun18-21
OC Electrical Dept. hosting the 1st  NEIC Conference

                      

Announcements

2016
Nov. 21 New Vernon Trades Centre Announced
 2017
Apr 7-9  RV Owners Seminars new to Vancouver Isld
 
Jun18-21
OC Electrical Dept. hosting the 1st  NEIC Conference

                      


Announcements

2016
Nov. 21 New Vernon Trades Centre Announced
 2017
Apr 7-9  RV Owners Seminars new to Vancouver Isld
 
Jun18-21
OC Electrical Dept. hosting the 1st  NEIC Conference

                      

Announcements

2016
Nov. 21 New Vernon Trades Centre Announced
 2017
Apr 7-9  RV Owners Seminars new to Vancouver Isld
 
Jun18-21
OC Electrical Dept. hosting the 1st  NEIC Conference

                      


Announcements

2016
Nov. 21 New Vernon Trades Centre Announced
 2017
Apr 7-9  RV Owners Seminars new to Vancouver Isld
 
Jun18-21
OC Electrical Dept. hosting the 1st  NEIC Conference

                      

Announcements

2016
Nov. 21 New Vernon Trades Centre Announced
 2017
Apr 7-9  RV Owners Seminars new to Vancouver Isld
 
Jun18-21
OC Electrical Dept. hosting the 1st  NEIC Conference

                      


Announcements

2016
Nov. 21 New Vernon Trades Centre Announced
 2017
Apr 7-9  RV Owners Seminars new to Vancouver Isld
 
Jun18-21
OC Electrical Dept. hosting the 1st  NEIC Conference

                      

2016
Nov. 21 New Vernon Trades Centre Announced
 2017
Apr 7-9  RV Owners Seminars new to Vancouver Isld
 
Jun18-21
OC Electrical Dept. hosting the 1st  NEIC Conference
2016
Nov. 21 New Vernon Trades Centre Announced
 2017
Apr 7-9  RV Owners Seminars new to Vancouver Isld
 
Jun18-21
OC Electrical Dept. hosting the 1st  NEIC Conference

EVENTS & FOCUS PROGRAMS

Studio Woodworking
Embrace the beauty of wood.
Next intake starts Sept. 3
Book a tour of the shop!

RV Technician
Why choose only one 1 trade when you can learn them all?

Teachers Technology Teacher Education Program
2-year diploma with online training available.  
   

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Try a Student for a Day experience in any Trade!
Book online
1 800 621 3038 trades@okanagan.bc.ca 

   

ANNOUNCEMENTS

September 7, 2018
Muriel Jacobsen and her children Rhonda and Shayne donated $1-million to support Automotive Service programs at the Trades Training Complex, Kelowna campus. This donation is in memory of the late Ron Jacobsen who owned and operated Jacobsen Pontiac Buick for more than 40 years.

August 20, 2018
The new $2.2-million Welding Facility at the Penticton campus welcomed its first class of students.  

August 7, 2018

We are proud to announce that the NEW Vernon Trades Training Centre is now open! This 13,450 square-foot building will accommodate approximately 150 students per year.

TRADES TRAINING
HOUSE

The Trades Training House opened in May 2018 at the Kelowna campus and has been a valuable learning tool for new Foundation students and returning Apprentices.
Take a behind the scenes look at its construction - Trades Training House website