Okanagan College hosts Discovery Day for students

By CRM Staff Kelowna, British Columbia — May 30, 2018 — Okanagan College recently held one of its Discovery Day events for the students of School District 22 in Vernon. The college has been hosting the Discovery Days for nearly a decade at several of its campuses. Occasions such as these often allow for that […]

Okanagan College sweeps BC Skills Competition

Okanagan College students on the podium at the BC Skills Competiton. From left: Caleb Loewen (silver), Andreas Roth (gold) and Marcel Kaemmerzell (bronze).

Abbotsford, British Columbia — April 11, 2017 — The awards ceremony at the BC Skills Competition turned out to be a proud day for Okanagan College’s collision repair program. The Automotive Collision Repair competition saw every single place on the podium occupied by an Okanagan student. Andreas Roth, a Level III apprentice at Okanagan College, […]

Okanagan College celebrates 25-year relationship with Toyota Technical College

Students from Toyoto Technical College and officials from from Okanagan College and Toyota Technical College gather to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the program that sees Japanese students travel to Canada for collision repair training.

By Mike Davey Kelowna, British Columbia – August 22, 2016 — It’s a relationship 25 years in the making. The first students from Toyota Technical College arrived at Okanagan College in 1992 for a summer program dedicated to collision repair training and improving their English skills. Twenty-five years later, the relationship has only become stronger. […]

Okanagan College lowers barriers for women in trades

A participant in the Women in Trades Training program at Okanagan College working on a fender. The program helps to encourage women to enter the skilled trades.

By Jeff Sanford Kelowna, British Columbia — March 3, 2016 — A program at British Columbia’s Okanagan College may be just the thing to patch up the holes in staff rosters of west coast collision repair facilities. The Okanagan College Women in Trades program provides encouragement to women looking to train in a number trades, […]

Think local: Boyd’s Kelowna locations step up to promote Okanagan College

Methal Abougoush of Boyd Autobody & Glass in Kelowna. He recently donated a vehicle to help promote Okanagan College's Collision Repair programs.

Kelowna, British Columbia — January 20, 2016 — Methal Abougoush is taking a proactive approach to solving the skills shortage. Abougoush is the owner of Kelowna’s Boyd Autobody & Glass locations, and he recently presented Okanagan College with a mobile collision repair demonstration vehicle which can be transported to local high schools. Abougoush sits as […]

Norm Cross, CSN-Fenders Auto Body, makes major donation to Okanagan College

Norm Cross presents the donation to Okanagan College Foundation Development Officer John Haller.

By Jeff Sanford Kelowna, British Columbia — September 16, 2015 — The owner of a West Kelowna collision centre has pledged $50,000 in funding to help upgrade Okanagan College’s collision repair training facilities. The extremely generous donation comes from Norm Cross, the owner of CSN-Fenders Auto Body. The College’s shop is being upgraded as part […]