Col­lege re­ceives $160,000 for equip­ment up­grades

The Daily Courier - - OKANAGAN -

The pro­vin­cial govern­ment has in­vested $160,000 in trades and tech­nol­ogy equip­ment for stu­dents at Okana­gan Col­lege. The fund­ing will be used to buy new equip­ment and re­place ag­ing equip­ment.

“Up-to-date equip­ment is an­other way we can pro­vide the most rel­e­vant and high-quality ed­u­ca­tion to trades stu­dents at our cam­puses and help meet the de­mand for skilled trades­peo­ple,” said Okana­gan Col­lege pres­i­dent Jim Hamil­ton.

The $160,000 for Okana­gan Col­lege is part of a $3-mil­lion in­vest­ment in new equip­ment at 19 pub­lic post-sec­ondary in­sti­tu­tions in 2018-19. The new equip­ment is ex­pected to be in place by April 2019.

“In­vest­ing in equip­ment is an in­vest­ment in our stu­dents and in our com­mu­ni­ties,” said Me­lanie Mark, min­is­ter of ad­vanced ed­u­ca­tion, skills and train­ing. “We’re work­ing to­gether to put 21st-cen­tury equip­ment in class­rooms and shops to en­sure trades stu­dents in the Okana­gan and through­out the province are on the path­way to suc­cess and gain­ing skills in­dus­try needs.”

Hamil­ton

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