College receives $160,000 for equipment upgrades
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.”