Trades and Apprenticeship

All in-person classes will be held in accordance with Okanagan College's COVID-19 health and safety protocols, following Provincial and Regional health guidelines and WorkBC best practices. Learn more at okanagan.bc.ca/covid19.  

Trades Industry Training

Air Brakes Endorsement Theory and Pre-Trip Inspection

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. 

Boiler Basic Safety Awareness

Carpentry Interprovincial Refresher

Canada's Ozone Layer Protection Awareness Program

Cross Connection Control - Backflow Preventer Tester's License

Cross Control Backflow Preventer Tester Recertification

Cross Connection Control Exam

Designated Inspection Facility Operator

Electrical IP Refresher

Electrical Safety Workshop

Fall Protection

Forklift Truck Operator - Non-Experienced

Ground Disturbance

Private/Commercial Vehicle Inspection Program

Field Safety Representative (FSR)

Professional Cook Practical Re-assessments

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

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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.

Select a program to review details and schedule. 

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

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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.

Trades Adults programs are offered on weekends starting in February 2021. Online registration now open!

Select a program to review details and schedule.

Carpentry - Lawn/Party Games 

Women - Auto Masters

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

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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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Wine & Dine Tasting Series

Register for Italian - August 2021

Upcoming dates:

Fall Harvest - November 2021

Moroccan - March 2022

Learn to Cook Series

Register for Taste of the Okanagan - July 2021

Upcoming dates:

Mexican - October 2021

Asian - February 2022

Vegetarian Cooking & Nutrition Series

Upcoming dates:

Vegan - September 2021

Veggie Christmas - December 2021

Bread & Pastry Series
Register for French Pastries - August 2021

Upcoming dates:

Christmas Baking - December 2021

Easter Extravaganza - March 2022

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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