Enrolment is up 6.8 per cent at Okanagan College's Vernon campus.

Enrolment is up 6.8 per cent at Okanagan College's Vernon campus.

Enrolment climbs at Vernon’s college campus

As of Sept. 16, there were 1,070 students at Okanagan College's Vernon campus

There are more students pursuing post-secondary education locally.

As of Sept. 16, there were 1,070 students at Okanagan College’s Vernon campus, up 6.8 per cent from 1,001 last year.

“The indications are that we are experiencing another strong year,” said president Jim Hamilton.

“We can likely expect that this will be the 12th consecutive year that we exceed government’s total enrolment targets. More importantly the strong demand for our programming indicates we are providing relevant and valuable education for our communities, and that’s what is most important to us.”

The total number of students enrolled in programs at Okanagan College’s four major campuses has climbed by almost four per cent compared to last year.

A total of 8,329 students were registered in programs and courses Sept. 16, the last date students could register and change classes. Last fall, the college had 8,005 students enrolled.