Career Programs What We Offer / Program Information

Student for a Day - Okanagan College

Student for a Day through Okanagan College

The best way to know if a school or a program is right for you is to experience it first hand.

  • Sit in on a class
  • Ask questions, meet instructors and connect with students
  • Decide if a program is the right fit for you

If you are interested in the following Dual Credit Programs contact your Career Coordinator to set up a date and time and participate in Student for a Day:

  • Aircraft Maintenance Technician
  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineer – Structures
  • Collision Repair/Refinishing Prep Technician
  • Carpenter Joiner Foundation
  • Studio Woodworking
  • Professional Cook – Pastry Arts, Culinary Arts
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing and Piping
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic
  • Sheet Metal Worker
  • Automotive Service Technician
  • Heavy Mechanical Trades
  • Recreation Vehicle Service Technician
  • Welding Foundation
  • Office Assistant
  • Nursing Unit Assistant
  • Healthcare Assistant
  • Education Assistant

AND MUCH MORE!

Please note:

  • Due to Covid not all programs are available at this time.
  • Transportation to and from the program are the responsibility of the student.

Visit Okanagan College Webpage for more information

Contact Information

Phone: 250-306-6806

Email: mjorgensen@sd22.bc.ca

Phone: 250-549-6921

Email: tthorpe@sd22.bc.ca

Phone: 250-540-1714

Email: dmeyer@sd22.bc.ca

 

Work Experience (WEX 12A and WEX 12B)

Work Safety Resources

The above WorkSafe BC website is the place to start if you’re a high school student in a career education class or apprenticeship program, or if you just want to know more about workplace health and safety.

Contact Information

Phone: 250-306-6806

Email: mjorgensen@sd22.bc.ca

Phone: 250-549-6921

Email: tthorpe@sd22.bc.ca

Phone: 250-540-1714

Email: dmeyer@sd22.bc.ca

 

Academic Dual Credit

Academic Dual Credit

Please note 2022-2023 Class Information will be updated in February 2022

Contact Information

Phone: 250-306-6806

Email: mjorgensen@sd22.bc.ca

Phone: 250-549-6921

Email: tthorpe@sd22.bc.ca

Phone: 250-540-1714

Email: dmeyer@sd22.bc.ca

Certificate Programs Dual Credit

Certificate Programs Dual Credit

Certificate Programs Available CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Certificate Program Dual Credit students are enrolled in a college certificate program during high school and receive both high school and college credits. Students attend Okanagan College with college instructors at the Vernon campus.

Contact Information

Phone: 250-306-6806

Email: mjorgensen@sd22.bc.ca

Phone: 250-549-6921

Email: tthorpe@sd22.bc.ca

Phone: 250-540-1714

Email: dmeyer@sd22.bc.ca

Train In Trades Dual Credit

Dual Credit Train in Trades

Trades Programs Available CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Dual Credit students are enrolled in college programs during high school and receive both highschool and college credits. Students attend Okanagan College with college instructors at a campus in Vernon, Kelowna, Salmon Arm or Penticton, depending on the program and the start date.

 

Work Safety Resources

The above WorkSafe BC website is the place to start if you’re a high school student in a career education class or apprenticeship program, or if you just want to know more about workplace health and safety.

Contact Information

Phone: 250-306-6806

Email: mjorgensen@sd22.bc.ca

Phone: 250-549-6921

Email: tthorpe@sd22.bc.ca

Phone: 250-540-1714

Email: dmeyer@sd22.bc.ca

Work In Trades Dual Credit

WORK IN TRADES

WORK in Trades Information

Program Information – ITA Youth WORK in Trades 

ITA Youth WORK in Trades Apprenticeship Program Search

 Employer Information – ITA Youth WORK in Trades

For students in Grades 10-12, Youth Work in Trades provides skill development through practical, hands-on work experience. Students enrolled in these courses go to work as trades apprentices and attend high school at the same time.

Students formally register with the Industry Training Authority as Youth Apprentices and in addition to earning 16 Graduation credits, some may also qualify for a $1,000.00 Youth Work in Trades Award. (See Awards Winners on Career Programs Home Page).

 

Work Safety Resources

The above WorkSafe BC website is the place to start if you’re a high school student in a career education class or apprenticeship program, or if you just want to know more about workplace health and safety.

Contact Information

Tim Thorpe

Phone: 250-549-6921

Email: tthorpe@sd22.bc.ca

BC Wildfire Service - Jr. Fire Crew Program

BC Wildfire Service-Junior Firefighter Program

Vernon Fire Zone

Every summer the Vernon Fire Zone hires 3 students from either grade 11 or 12 to work with us for the season. It’s an opportunity for students to learn what it takes to be a wildland firefighter in BC. They will spend every day training, working as part of a team on work projects, and responding to wildland fires with our crews.

 

CHECK BACK IN FEBRUARY 2022 for MORE INFORMATION

Contact Information

Tim Thorpe

Phone: 250-549-6921

Email: tthorpe@sd22.bc.ca

 

First Responder Academy

First Responder Academy

Please follow this link to Academies and Specialized Program page for more information on the First Responder Academy.

 

Not available at this time due to COVID-19

 

Please check back in January 2022 for updates

Forestry/Trades Program

Forestry/Trades Program

Would you like to earn part of your Math and Science credits in an outdoor classroom? Do you wonder what it takes to operate heavy equipment? If the answer is yes to any of these questions then the unique Forestry Trades Program at Charles Bloom Secondary is for you.

Click Here for Program Information & Application

Contact Information

Martin Tooms 

Email: mtooms@sd22.bc.ca

Gateway to Technology

Gateway to Tech

NOW OPEN FOR 2022 REGISTRATION

Program Information & Video                                                                                    Class Outline

Contact Information

Phone: 250-306-6806

Email: mjorgensen@sd22.bc.ca

Phone: 250-549-6921

Email: tthorpe@sd22.bc.ca

Phone: 250-540-1714

Email: dmeyer@sd22.bc.ca

Jean Minguy Memorial RCMP Academy

PVSS Hairstylist Program

PVSS Hairstylist Program

Program Information                                                                                                   Program Application

School District 83 and Pleasant Valley Secondary School are offering the 13th Cohort of Hairstyling (Cosmetology) Program in partnership with the ITA (Industry Training Authority).

Contact Information

Phone: 250-306-6806

Email: mjorgensen@sd22.bc.ca

Phone: 250-549-6921

Email: tthorpe@sd22.bc.ca

Phone: 250-540-1714

Email: dmeyer@sd22.bc.ca

Trade Sampler

Trade Sampler

NOW CLOSED FOR 2021-2022 REGISTRATION

Program Information                                                                                                       Program Application 

Students in grades 10 to 12 have an opportunity to participate in a trades sampler of 5 to 6 different trades at Okanagan College.

Contact Information

Phone: 250-306-6806

Email: mjorgensen@sd22.bc.ca

Phone: 250-549-6921

Email: tthorpe@sd22.bc.ca

Phone: 250-540-1714

Email: dmeyer@sd22.bc.ca