Trades and Apprenticeship

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Registration Information

Due to the ongoing network outage students can register for Trades Industry Training, General Interest and Culinary Workshops by emailing Kelsey Ross at kross@okanagan.bc.ca or Tanya Tarlit at ttarlit@okanagan.bc.ca

For upcoming course dates please visit the Continuing Studies Brochure : Culinary Workshops: Page 26, Industry Training: Pages 37-39, General Interest: Pages 39-40

 Registration Form can be sent along with the email if you already know your course details.

BC Employer Training Grant
Trades Industry Training courses and corporate training may be eligible for the BC Employer Training Grant. 

Employers can apply to receive 80% of the cost of training up to $10,000 per employee, with a maximum annual amount per employer of $300,000. The B.C. Employer Training Grant provides funding to small, medium and large enterprises to support skills training for their workforces.

To find out more information including eligibility criteria and how to apply visit: BC Employer Training Grant

Trades Industry Training

Culinary

Prerequisite Required

Professional Cook Practical Re-assessments

Professional Cook Practical Re-Assessments are offered at the Kelowna campus for PC-1, PC-2 and PC-3. 

Electrical

Prerequisite Required

Field Safety Representative (FSR)

Non - Prerequisite

Electrical Safety Workshop

Mechanical Building

Prerequisite Required

Cross Connection Control - Backflow Preventer Tester's License
Cross Control Backflow Preventer Tester Recertification
Cross Connection Control Exam
Gasfitter B

Non - Prerequisite

Canada's Ozone Layer Protection Awareness Program
Boiler Basic Safety Awareness

Course offered at  Kelowna & Penticton Campuses

Motor Vehicle

Prerequisite Required

Battery Electric Vehicle Technology and Service

NEW! The  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. 

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Private/Commercial Vehicle Inspection Program

Non - Prerequisite

Air Brakes Endorsement Theory and Pre-Trip Inspection

Course offered at  Kelowna, Penticton & Vernon Campuses

Designated Inspection Facility Operator
Forklift Truck Operator - Non-Experienced

Course offered at Kelowna, Penticton & Vernon Campuses

Canada's Ozone Layer Protection Awareness Program

Red Seal Exam Preparation

Prerequisite Required

Carpentry IP Refresher
Electrical IP Refresher

Safety Training

Non - Prerequisite

H2S Alive
Fall Protection
Ground Disturbance

Trades General Interest Programs

Trades Kids Programs

Trades Kids programs are back! Trades Explorer programs are also available for youth. 

These exciting, weekend trades programs are designed to help kids and youth learn new hands-on skills in our state-of-the-art Trades Training Complex at the Kelowna campus and the Centre of Excellence at the Penticton campus.

New programs are being added on a regular basis. Join our mailing list to receive announcements about upcoming programs.

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Kelowna Campus

Youth Small Engine Repair Grades 7-9 - January 2023
Asian Dumplings & More Grades 8-12 - January 2023
Sugar Rush Grades 5-7 - March 2023
Bike Repair Grades 7-9 - April 2023

Penticton Campus

Intro to Trades Grades 7-9 - January 2023
Foldable Beach Chair Grades 7-9 - June 2023

Vernon Campus

Auto Masters New Drivers - February 2023

Trades Adults Programs

These NEW programs give adults the opportunity to explore the trades and learn new hands-on skills in our state-of-the-art Trades Training Complex at the Kelowna campus and Centre of Excellence at the Penticton campus

Online registration now open!

New programs are being added on a regular basis. Join our mailing list to receive announcements about upcoming programs.

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Kelowna Campus

Auto Masters Women - March 2023
Intro to Tools - April 2023
Auto Masters Women - May 2023
Planter Box - May 2023

Penticton Campus

Intro to Tools - March 2023
Small Engine Repair - March 2023
Motorcycle Maintenance - April 2023
Auto Masters - Women - April 2023
Intro to Tools - June 2023

Vernon Campus

Intro to Tools - April 2023
Small Engine Repair - June 2023

Salmon Arm Campus

Small Engine Repair - May 2023
Auto Masters - Women  - June 2023

Culinary Workshops

These NEW workshops give adults the opportunity to learn new recipes and culinary techniques in a commercial kitchen setting under the guidance of Red Seal Chefs. 

Online registration now open!

Select a program to review details and schedule.

Receive an email notification when upcoming workshops are opened for registration.
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Learn to Cook Series
Tea Ceremony & Dumplings - February 2023
French - February 2023
Pizza Party - February 2023
Italian - March 2023
Mexican - June 2023
Taste of the Okanagan - April 2023

 

Bread and Pastry Series

Trades Kids: Sugar Rush - March 2023

Trades Corporate Training

Trades Corporate Training at Okanagan College is about bringing ongoing learning to your organization through customized contract training.  

We provide private training for businesses, non-profit organizations, and professional associations.  Whether you have a group of employees with a specific skills gap, want to provide training as a service for your own clients, or need a comprehensive training and development plan across your company, we can help.  Our customized training includes:

  • Industry specific instructors
  • Tailored curriculum
  • Training at your location, ours, or online
  • Custom training dates
  • Assistance with government grants

Okanagan College can deliver your training where and when you need it. Contact us at trades@okanagan.bc.ca to get started. 

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