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Prognosis good for clinical skills training at Okanagan College

Okanagan College will receive $173,257 to renew and replace health education equipment.

This grant will ensure students preparing for the health professions get the hands-on experience they need to succeed in their chosen careers with access to the most cutting-edge health technology available.

Lab equipment must continually be updated to reflect what is being used currently by health care services. These facilities give students learning experiences that simulate the health care setting and provide them with the opportunity to develop technical skills before entering the clinical environment.

“Okanagan College has a great track record of preparing students for careers in the health professions. This funding will further enhance their facilities and programs so that their students can reach their full potential,” said Kelowna-Mission Liberal MLA Steve Thomson

“Real hands-on experience is a vital part of the learning process for anyone training for a career in health,” added Norm Letnick, the Liberal MLA for Kelowna-Lake Country.

“This investment in the clinical skills lab at Okanagan College will pay off handsomely and it will build on the billion plus dollars in health-related post-secondary funding this government has provided.”

 

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