Okanagan College gets $416,000 to deliver training for office jobs

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VERNON – Job seekers looking for work in office administration, entry-level bookkeeping and basic accounting are receiving training thanks to a federal and provincial partnership.

Up to 60 people in the Okanagan and Shuswap are getting job training under the Fast Track to Office Training Program delivered by Okanagan College, according to a B.C. government media release issued today, Dec. 15.

Approximately $416,000 has been pledged to Okanagan College for the program. The office job training is delivered in Vernon, Revelstoke, Salmon Arm, Chase and Penticton.

Okanagan College has partnered with local employers and the Neskonlith Indian Band in Chase and Salmon Arm, who provided space for participants.

The program has five intakes. Four started in the fall of 2016 and the last will begin in January 2017. Training will wrap up by June 2017.

"Delivering this program to students in our communities has been incredibly valuable and is exactly the kind of partnership we have been pursuing," Tammy Thomas with the Neskonlith Indian Band says in the release. "We have been able to provide a high level of support services, which has drastically increased access to the program."

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