Women in Trades Training

Okanagan College

Contact Information
Office Phone 250.762.5445 ext.4825
Toll Free Phone 1.877.755.2266 ext.4825
E-Mail witt@okanagan.bc.ca
Website www.okanagan.bc.ca/wtti
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Description & Services
Service Details Okanagan College is among B.C.’s largest trades training institutions and has a reputation for excellence. The Industry Training Authority acknowledges the need for more female apprentices in the Province of BC. Through funding provided by the Canada-British Columbia Workforce Development Agreement, Okanagan College is able to provide sponsorship for trades training to eligible and selected women who are interested in a career in trades. 
Women In Trades Training opportunities include: 
Gateway to the Building Trades for Women program is an all-female exploratory program It introduces women to a variety of trades, safety training, job readiness skills and professional development through a combination of in-class and in-shop experiences. By actively participating in exploring many different trades, women gain the confidence to pursue their career goals in trades. 
Trades that participants will experience include: Carpentry, Automotive, Sheet Metal, Plumbing and Electrical 
Trades foundation training can be completed in as little as 5 months and prepares students to enter the labour market with credit for Level 1 technical training in their chosen trade. 
Students entering trades foundation training must have accepted a seat offer in the program of their choice and have paid their seat deposit prior to starting an application for sponsorship with Women in Trades Training. 
Women in Trades sponsorship funding for trades Foundation training programs covers tuition and book.
Hours Mon-Thurs: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm 
Fri: 8:00 am - 11:45 am
Eligibility Unemployed or underemployed individuals unable to fund their own training with a genuine interest in exploring trades
How to Apply Please call the Women in Trades office or email witt@okanagan.bc.ca
Cost Sponsorship for course fee and materials are covered for students eligible and selected by funding through the Canada-British Columbia Workforce Development Agreement
Meetings Call to make an appointment
Address & Map
1000 KLO Rd
Kelowna, BC V1Y 4X8
Major Intersection KLO Rd and Gordon Dr
Other Details
Accessibility Fully Accessible
Languages English
Former Name Okanagan University College