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Considering a career in corrections? Here's your chance to get into the industry

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October 29, 2014 - 7:30 PM

PENTICTON - B.C. Corrections is considering hosting additional information sessions for people interested in a career with the justice system.

The Justice Institute and B.C. Corrections received a strong turnout to the orientation sessions held throughout the South Okanagan for anyone interested in becoming a corrections officers at the Okanagan Correctional Centre set to open in 2016.

“290 people attended the initial two-hour Orientation Sessions and just over 200 people attended or registered for the more in-depth Readiness Sessions,” says Bonnie Bates-Gibbs, information officer with the justice ministry.

“We were expecting a positive response to the sessions and are very happy with the turnout. Correctional officers are vital to our operations and it is rewarding to see so many people attend the orientation sessions, which are designed as a first step for people to explore whether this might be a career option for them," said Cindy Rose, spokesperson for B.C. Corrections.

The remaining sessions will be held Nov. 8-9 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the YMCA in Penticton. B.C. Corrections will have more information on additional sessions once their necessity is decided upon. 

Those interested in attending can call 604-462-5170 or register by email at with REGISTER in the subject line. Please include first and second session choices and contact information in the email.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Meaghan Archer at or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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