Students will get to participate in the free financial literacy program

Free financial program

Okanagan College students will boost their financial literacy after a local partnership with a non-profit company, Launch Financial Education Society.

Starting Mar. 2, OC students from across the Okanagan region will be able to participate in the free financial literacy program online.

The Primer for Life series is an interactive, five-week program that offers students a chance to learn about their relationship with money, consumerism, budgeting, saving and credit.

“This program was created to provide youth with the financial knowledge and skills they need to feel confident in making financial decisions,” says Jennifer Robins, Executive Director of Launch Okanagan.

“Workshop sessions are free and there aren’t any financial or income restrictions you need to attend – everyone is welcome.”

“It’s important for us as post-secondary students to know how to manage our wealth and educate ourselves on personal finances,” says Xiaochen Yang is enrolled in OC’s School of Business Post-Baccalaureate Diploma program in Accounting.

“This is a chance for us to build another skill and give us an idea of how to wisely deal with our incomes.”

A new financial topic is covered each week with the choice of two-time slots per week.

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