Soaring careers in aviation. Sustainable building for the future. Life-changing health care roles. The social sciences that help us understand and better our world. The trades that keep our province and country running. Business skills for the leaders of today and tomorrow. Upgrading that opens doors to new career paths. How to apply and finance your education. All this and more will await guests to Okanagan College’s Kelowna campus Open House this weekend.
Okanagan College is opening its doors to the community on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. for a unique event designed to help spark inspiration, answer questions and make the path to post-secondary even more accessible for prospective students, friends and family. The event is free and open to the public.
Attendees can expect to learn about the ins and outs of their programs of choice, from information about pre-requisites and admission to the careers and pathways that await graduates locally and globally.
In addition to representatives from the College’s portfolios (faculties) and departments, attendees will also have a chance to meet and ask questions of OC’s President, Dr. Neil Fassina. He will be on hand to personally welcome prospective students and share his perspective on the changing face of post-secondary.
“We are so excited to welcome the community to experience Okanagan College on Saturday,” says Fassina. “This is an invaluable opportunity for individuals to interact with our brilliant instructional teams, to see first-hand the learning environments and settings that they’ll encounter at OC, and to have the questions answered that will help make for a smooth transition to College.”
Adds Fassina: “At OC our mission is to transform lives and communities, and events like Open House are a chance to better understand what is so unique about the College experience and what it can mean for your future. We want people to know: whatever your pathway, there is a place for you at OC. Whether you are new to post-secondary or returning to the classroom, we want to be your life-long learning partner and we hope people come away from this event inspired about their future and the possibilities ahead.”
Event highlights, times and locations include:
Hear from Okanagan College’s president, Dr. Neil Fassina. He will provide a short welcome to the College and have time for questions and answers. Time: 10:45 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 12:45 p.m. Room: S104 Lecture Theatre
Drop into the Student Services building, the atrium in Centre for Learning or the Trades building to meet faculty, staff and students. Ask questions about programs, how to help finance your education, next steps and more!
Program Spotlight Sessions
Explore a specific program, connect with professors and instructors and have a hands-on learning experience. There’s a Program Spotlight Session (or several) for everyone!
Join a current OC student on a guided tour. They’ll show you where to find services for students, classrooms, the Bookstore, places to eat and other resources. Time: 11, 11:30, 12, 12:30, 1 & 1:30 Meet by the Registrar’s Office in the Student Services building.
Attendees are encouraged to register in advance online on the Open House webpage to be entered into a draw for a $500 tuition voucher. *Only applicants and prospective students are eligible to enter the tuition draw but everyone is encouraged to register.
Open House attendees can apply on the spot and have their app fee waived at the event.
Those interested can visit the event page for full event details, session locations, maps, parking information and more.