Okanagan receives $1M from Highstreet to support trades students

Okanagan College has received $1M from Highstreet to support students in trades and apprenticeship programs. The donation will support two initiatives that will encourage students to pursue careers in skilled trades: It will create 13 “full ride” bursaries for entry-level students and support the CampOC’s Trades camps, which introduce students from Grades 4-9 to the trades. “Not only [is Highstreet] removing barriers for OC students, but they are championing the skilled trades and recognizing how these professions contribute in our communities,” said Okanagan President Dr Neil Fassina. “It is extremely affirming for our students to see a local business make an investment in trades as a career choice.”

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