How do you like them apples?
Apprenticeship Recognition Week wraps up today with $1.3 million being handed out to school districts for high school trades training.
The Central Okanagan School District is getting $20,000, as are the school districts in Vernon, Okanagan Similkameen, Okanagan Skaha and Nicola Similkameen and the North Okanagan Shuswap landed $30,000.
The money comes from the Industry Training Authority for Youth’s Work in Trades programs at high schools.
The program offers Grade 10-12 students the chance to earn dual high school and apprenticeship credits toward high school graduation and trades certification.
“When students can get real work experience while still attending school, they have a head start on developing their career path,” said B.C. Minister of Education Rob Fleming.
Steve MacNaull is The Okanagan Weekend’s business and wine reporter and columnist. Reach him at email@example.com.
Okanagan apple growers topped five categories at the National Apple Competition at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto. The five categories are Ambrosia, left, Aurora, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious and Gala.