Okanagan receives boost for Gateway to Tech program, launch of Gateway to Community and Business

Okanagan College’s Gateway to Tech program has received a $250K boost from Scotiabank to support high school students in building technology-related skills. The 17-week program enables students from Grades 10-12 to earn credits while they discover if they would enjoy working in the industry. It aims to remove barriers to education for students as well as enable them to contribute to society in the future. Using the funding, Okanagan will develop and launch the Gateway to Community and Business, which is intended for Indigenous students. “Strengthening opportunities for high school students to experience post-secondary programs promotes diversity and inclusion, which benefits our entire community – businesses, organizations, families and of course the students,” said Okanagan President Neil Fassina. Okanagan Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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