Provincial funds support skills training in valley

The provincial government plans to fund new opportunities for skills training at the B.C. Institute of Technology and at Okanagan Colleg

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

For Okanagan College, the funding will create: 36 seats in electrical, 16 seats in metal fabrication and 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 jobs waiting to be filled,” said MLA Ben Stewart.