The Central Okanagan’s fast-growing population and demographics provide diverse learning opportunities in a range of health care and social development fields. With top University and College research facilities to support industry development as well as a talent pipeline supported by responsive public post-secondary institutions, the region is attracting and retaining both talent and industry investment.
At the Okanagan College, practical-oriented programs prepare students for careers in health and social development settings, including hospital and community nursing, long-term care, home care, social services, non-profit societies, children’s daycare and more.
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In September 2021, a new Health Science Centre opened at the Okanagan College Kelowna Campus. The 2,822-square-metre (30,375-square- foot) facility includes student-centered labs, classrooms and office space for a wide array of health and social development programs. The cutting-edge learning environments have been equipped with the latest education technology and designed to reflect spaces students will encounter in industry. The building will support a total of 591 students in programs that train students for in-demand jobs such as certified dental assistant, health-care assistant, pharmacy technician and more.
The UBC Faculty of Medicine provides innovative educational and research programs through an integrated and province-wide delivery model. Through the support of clinical faculty, students receive educational experiences in urban, regional, community and remote settings.
Kelowna General Hospital (KGH) is the site of one of four of the University of British Columbia’s Medical School Clinical Academic Campuses – a critical physician training facility. Along with these university academic campuses, campus locations include 11 clinical academic campuses, 17 affiliated regional centres, 65 plus community education and rural/remote sites; spread province wide and yet fully integrated by technology, innovation and quiet passion, the UBC Faculty of Medicine is greater than the sum of its parts and for students, a truly unique and varied skein of education and experiences.