Drive the direction of your career. Heavy Mechanical, Automotive Service Technician, and Recreation Vehicle Service Technician programs are all offered in state-of-the-art shops at Okanagan College's Kelowna campus.
NEW Battery Electric Vehicle Technology and Service program
Okanagan College will serve as a regional hub for the Southern Interior for hybrid and EV training. The new Battery Electric Vehicle Technology and Service program is designed for advanced, Red Seal endorsed technicians wanting to elevate their skills and knowledge of EV vehicles through this 36-hour course. Course delivery will be a combination of 6 hours of online learning and 30 hours of on-campus instruction.
Recreation Vehicle Service Technician Student Interviews
Meet Helen Pleavin
Q: What were you most surprised to learn during the work placement that you didn’t learn while training on campus?
A: The shop environment at Country Camping RV was very positive. People were helpful, patient and shared their tools with me. I really enjoyed my experience!
Meet Tony Yang
Q: Why did you want to pursue this career?
A: I own a campground and wanted to learn more about trailers to expand my knowledge and business opportunities.
Meet Josh Lang
Q: Would you recommend Okanagan College’s foundation program to others?
A: I would recommend this program! As the name states it gives you a really good foundation into the RV trade and you can take your time learning all the different components and systems of an RV.
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The Heavy Mechanical shop offers 5 large industry style shops with 1,858-square-metres of outdoor training space - covered by a canopy of photovoltaic solar panels that help power the Kelowna Trades Complex.
Jacobsen family donation
“My dad always wanted to give back to the community that supported him,” says Rhonda Jacobsen-Lebedoff of her father, Ron Jacobsen, who owned and operated Jacobsen Pontiac Buick for more than 40 years.
Diploma program includes business training
Automotive Service Technology Diploma program teaches apprenticeship training and industry-required skills in technical writing, business practices, office skills and project management.
Father-daughter duo reflects on changing RV industry
“The pandemic has had some interesting impacts in the RV world and even with dealerships paying higher wages and offering more competitive employment benefits, they still can’t meet the demand the entire nation is feeling right now for RV technicians,” explains RV Service instructor Victor Flint.
Read more about Vic and Sharla
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