Jill of All Trades™

Jill of All Trades™ is a day-long event to inspire young women in Grades 9-12 to pursue education and careers in skilled trades and apprenticeship. Jill of All Trades™ has been a tremendous success internationally. The event includes many hands-on workshops in the motive power, manufacturing, and construction trades sectors. Female mentors lead these workshops to help young women develop a better understanding of the potential of skilled trades’ careers.

As our first annual Jill of All Trades™ event, Okanagan College will be hosting 120 young women along with mentors and volunteers on May 15 2024 at the Kelowna Campus.
International Women's Day

March 8th Okanagan College celebrates International Women's Day. Happy International Women’s Day! The campaign theme for 2024 is Inspire Inclusion. When we inspire others to understand and value women's inclusion, we forge a better world. And when women themselves are inspired to be included, there's a sense of belonging, relevance, and empowerment. Collectively, let's forge a more inclusive world for women. 

More than 20% of OC Trades Foundation students are female and we are pleased to offer limited priority seats to female applicants to help support diversity in trades, with the goal of a greater number of tradespeople overall in our region and the province. 

Okanagan College is proud of the ways we ensure the needs, interests and aspirations of women and girls are valued and included in trades.

Cheers to the women who inspire us with their courage, determination, dedication and unwavering spirit for the trades.

International Women's Day: Empowering Women in Trades

Get ready to discovery Okanagan College's state-of-the-arts shops and facilities. Interact with industry professionals, and join a series of workshops in several trades: Automotive Service Technician, Auto Body and Collision Technician, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer - Structures, Carpenter, Electrician,  Heavy Duty Technician, Plumber, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic, RV Technician, Sheet Metal Worker, and Welder.

8:30am - 9:00am
Breakfast and Registration

8:45am - 9:30am
Welcome Ceremony

Team Leads/ Shop Safety

9:45am - 11:00am
Workshop #1

11:00am - 11:15am

Workshop #2

12:30pm - 1:30pm

1:30pm - 2:45pm
Workshop #3

2:45pm - 3:15pm
Wrap up: Keynote Speaker, Prizes, Closing Remarks and Group photo

3:15pm - 3:30pm

Contact your School District Career Coordinator or High School Counsellor for registration information. Seats are limited.

Parents/legal guardians are required to complete and submit the media consent and acknowledgement of risk form before the event.

Upcoming Jill of All Trades events to be announced May 2024.

Local Sponsors


Thank you to all our sponsors and donors who have contributed to this year's event!

Visit our sponsor and donor pages to learn more about diversity in trades and career opportunities.

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Event Donors

Find out more about Highstreets' $1-million gift to Okanagan College in the recent new release

Contact / Questions

For more information or questions please contact Bose Fadugba at jillofalltrades@okanagan.bc.ca.