OTDC Trade Program Student Graduation

To apply for OTDC Programs and Services, please contact an OTDC Employment & Training Coordinator in an OTDC Employment Service Area office in your community.

  • Programs

Course / Seat Purchase

OBJECTIVE: To purchase institutional training from a public or a registered private institution on behalf of clients. Training must meet a Labour Market demand to ensure individuals are able to secure employment on completion of the training or have the prerequisits to attend college or university. This could involve the purchase of a single seat or the purchase of an entire course.

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Youth / Student Development

OBJECTIVE: To assist youth & students in preparing for their future entry into the labour market. This could involve providing training, work experience, diagnostic testing, life skills, job readiness, community work projects or entrepreneurial skills for youth 15 - 29 years.  Students may be hired through the provision of a wage subsidy to employers or an allowance/bonus.

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Workplace Training

OBJECTIVE: To assist employers to upgrade the skills of current full-time, current part-time or seasonal employees who are in danger of layoff. This primarily involves the purchase of training.

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Job Development Wage Subsidy

(Individual & Projects)

OBJECTIVE: To assist long-term unemployed or those at risk of becoming long-term unemployed by providing training and/or work experience opportunities that should lead to continuing or future employment for individuals requiring assistance to overcome labour market barriers. This could involve employing one or more individuals in new or vacant positions or projects designed to meet community needs or work experience for students over 30.

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Human Resource Investment Fund

BENEFITS: To assist individuals (on EI or Reachback) to prepare for, obtain & maintain employment or self-employment. This could involve work experience projects, the purchase of training, wage subsidies for employers and/or limited assistance in launching a business.

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Additional Services

Programs also include but are not limited to:

  • Assistance with your resume
  • ŸJob Search & Job Boards
  • ŸResource Libraries/Computer Access
  • ŸEmployment & Occupational Counselling
  • ŸWorkshops

Karen Abramsen - OTDC Manager
Phone: (250) 769-1977 Cell: 250-212-2999
Fax: (250) 769-1866
karen@otdc.org
Suite 339, 101-1865 Dilworth Dr.
Kelowna, BC V1Y 9T1

Debbie Conlin - OTDC Administrator
Phone: (250) 542-0045 Cell: 250-550-6701
Fax: (250) 549-7175
otdc@telus.net
Suite 339, 101-1865 Dilworth Dr.
Kelowna, BC V1Y 9T1