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Central Programs & Services
"Students Do Well If They Can"
O.C. Gateway Project
OKANAGAN COLLEGE GATEWAY PROGRAM
  
     Connecting Central Students to Sustainable Trade Opportunities
 
  
A Partnership between Okanagan College and Central Programs & Services
   
Central Programs & Services is a Member of School District 23 – Central Okanagan

Administrator: Randy Horne  250.870.5120 ext. 0
Teacher: Rob Law  250.870.5120 ext. 8002

 If you are enrolled at Central and are interested in learning more or want to submit your application, please contact Randy Horne or Rob Law at the phone numbers above.

The Gateway program is a partnership between Okanagan College and Central Programs and Services.  The program consists of a 10 week trades exploration experience and is open to students attending Central school.  Students who gain acceptance to the program will spend all of term 2 (Nov-Jan) at Okanagan College. 

While at OC, students gain both practical and theoretical experience in a wide variety of trades, including electrical, carpentry and plumbing.  After graduating from Gateway, students are expected to enter the Dual Credit program at OC focusing on a specific trade.  Dual Credit programs range from 20-40 weeks in length and provide an opportunity for students to begin college entry-level trades training while receiving credits for high school. 

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APPLICATION PROCESS
 
 
* Program Application including 2 references
 
  
* An Entrance Interview  
 
 
* Consultation of Attendance Records
 
Preference will be given to students who successfully complete the Pre-GateWay Program

Pre-GateWay Program
 
Mon-Fri, 3:00-4:30pm (6 weeks) Pre-GateWay covers:
 
 First-Aid and FoodSafe Training/Certification
 
Hands-on Activities/Field Trips
 
     Trades-related Math Skills
 
 WorkSafe & WHMIS Training
 
Tool & Safety Equipment Orientation
 
 Students who successfully complete the pre-Gateway course will qualify for consideration of entry into
the OC Gateway Program.

  
 
 GateWay
 
To the Trades
  
Helping Students Build Confidence, Self-esteem and Realize Their True Potential
 
  
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Students will be Registered Okanagan College Students
  
Location: Okanagan College Kelowna Campus
  
Monday – Friday 8:00am – 3:00pm
  
Cohort of 12-16 Students
  
10 Week Program  /  300 hrs
  
Instruction by: Trades Qualified Instructors
   
 12 Credits towards High School Graduation
 
   
PROGRAM CERTIFICATES:
  
 An OC Student Participation Certificate
   
FoodSafe Level 1 Certificate
 
  Construction Safety Training Certificate
  
Forklift Operation Certificate
   
Level 1 First-Aid Certificate
  
WHMIS Certificate

 
    TRADES COVERED IN THE PROGRAM:
  
 Carpentry & Joinery
Plumbing
 
Electrical
 
Drywall / Painting
 
Insulating/Vapour Barrier
 
Roofing/Flooring
   
Automotive
  
Welding
  
Collision Repair
Culinary Arts


Students gain both practical & theoretical experience and many
valuable employability skills in a wide variety of trade sectors
 
  
*Alternative Classroom Environment     *Hands-on Learning    *Opportunities    *Post-Secondary Experience      *Dual-Credit Entry
 
 
*Career Awareness     *Confidence Building     *Increased Self-Esteem     *Increased Student Motivation
    *Self-Discovery      *Skill Development