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Okanagan College drives trades career exploration to Revelstoke

Okanagan College Media Release

For the very first time, Okanagan College’s Trades Discovery Trailer will stop in Revelstoke.

On April 24, Okanagan College instructors and industry representatives will be at the Revelstoke Forum to show secondary school students, their parents, and members of the general public, what it means to work in a variety of different trades.    

“There has never been a better time to learn a skilled trade. A career in the trades provides challenging and interesting opportunities to work with the latest technologies in a variety of environments,” says Steve Moores, Okanagan College’s Dean of Trades and Apprenticeship.

Attendees at the event will have the chance to experience the latest technology in trades educationthe virtual reality Welder Trainer simulator. In addition, there will be demonstrations and hands-on activities for the following trades:  
  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Maintenance
  • Collision Repair & Refinishing Prep Technician
  • Carpentry/Joinery
  • Electrician
  • Recreation Vehicle Service Technician
  • Automotive Service Technician
  • Sheet Metal
  • Welding

Students will have the opportunity to find out more about existing programs and new developments, like the Electrician Pre-Apprenticeship program being proposed for Revelstoke in August of 2015. Attendees will also be able to learn about the benefits of school district dual credit programs and tuition savings for trades training.

Taylor Pro Training, the Automotive Training Standards Organization and Okanagan College employees will be on hand to supervise the activities and demonstrations as well as answer questions about programs, application process, working in the trades and job options.

The Trades Discovery Trailer exhibition runs from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Revelstoke Forum, 1100 Vernon Ave. Members of the public are invited to attend as well.

For more information about Trades and Apprenticeship education at Okanagan College, visit www.okanagan.bc.ca/trades.

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