Trade program seeks students

Women in Trades Training at Okanagan College is breaking barriers with a foundation metal fabrication program designed to help women build both skills and confidence in this expanding field.

The 23-week intake of the metal fabrication program for women starts March 11 at the Kelowna campus.

“Metal fabrication is very closely tied to the welding industry, which is consistently the number one trades training choice for women in our programs,” said Nancy Darling, program administrator.

“Metal fabrication is one of the trades where demand for skilled workers is particularly strong right now, especially with the recent shipbuilding contracts awarded in the province.”

Women in Trades Training provides supports for eligible women who are either: unemployed and not eligible for Employment Insurance benefits, or employed but lacking certification.

Successful completion of the metal fabrication foundation program provides students with level one technical training credit from the Industry Training Authority and students also receive credit for 450 work-based hours toward completion of the metal fabricator apprenticeship.

For more information, contact 250-762-5445, ext. 4825, or visit



We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Jubilee medals handed out
Diverse group of panelists discuss potential pros and cons of LNG in Prince Rupert
Trading places
Crescent Valley washroom renovations supported by Columbia Basin Trust
Discussing the Day of the Dead
Doctor helps medical centre in Ghana
Offering support during the most difficult time
SHSS putting on Les Mis
Annual Thanksgiving dinner is just one of many services offered

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 24 edition online now. Browse the archives.