Province supports skills training boost

The province plans to fund new opportunities for skills training at the BCIT and at Okanagan College.

The provincial government plans to fund new opportunities for skills training at the British Columbia Institute of Technology and at Okanagan College to prepare workers for jobs in the Okanagan region.

For Okanagan College, the      funding will create:

• 36 seats in electrical

• 16 seats in metal fabrication

• 18 seats in plumbing and piping combined

For BCIT in Kelowna, it will create:

• 16 seats in inboard/outboard mechanic at Rutland Senior Secondary

“It’s important that government supports individuals as they pursue their educational and professional goals. These additional spaces will provide opportunities for local students to gain a foundation in much-needed trades, where employers have obs waiting to be filled,” said Westside-Kelowna MLA Ben Stewart.

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