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Okanagan College first in the province to offer expanded heavy mechanical trades program

Okanagan College first in the province to offer expanded heavy mechanical trades program
Okanagan College is the first B.C. College to respond to industry needs by offering a revised Heavy Mechanical Trades program developed to train students in four separate trades in high demand.

“We have been providing training in Heavy Duty Equipment and Commercial Transport Mechanics for five decades,” said Randy Werger, Associate Dean of Trades and Apprenticeship. “Heavy Duty was one of our first programs and a lot has changed in 50 years. We have constantly adapted the curriculum to meet industry demands.

“Our program used to cover training in two distinct areas – heavy duty and commercial transport mechanics - we’ve kept those components because they are still extremely valuable and relevant but we’ve added two new elements: diesel engine mechanic and transport trailer technician, which will give students a much broader range of skills and ultimately make them more knowledgeable and employable.”

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