• Success Stories

Lower Similkameen Indian Band

Keremeos

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OTDC has sponsored 13 individuals with Job Start Supports. The intervention results have been very rewarding and served as a positive vehicle for these individuals who utilized the variety fund. OTDC was able to assist them with transportation, purchases of safety gear, and tickets that would better their chances at full-time employment. I raise my hands up to all of you that have worked toward and achieved meaningful employment.

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Penticton Indian Band

Penticton

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Penticton Indian Band has had another very busy and successful year in 2016-2017. Time has just flown by. I have been serving my Community for the past 6 years as the EAS Employment Coordinator. Service Canada is our main source of funding, and there is always new challenges and hurdles that we have contend with to provide the best service for our clients. I always ensure best interest of my clients come first as it is my primary goal to help clients succeed.

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West Kootenays

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Darryl Harsch, Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Darryl has inspired Selkirk College to be serious about Reconciliation by setting the stage for a good intervention; communication. Together with his instructors and family support we were able to utilize the cultural gathering place to host a circle that would change the mindset of the nursing department. The entire nursing instructors participated in a Cultural Awareness training and have been including a cultural perspective since then.

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Upper Similkameen Indian Band

Hedley

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Thank you to the Upper Similkameen Indian Band for giving me the opportunity to work with band members through the Okanagan Training & Development Council.

Upper Similkameen band member, Brandon Squakin has completed his 3rd year Millwright Apprenticeship training. One more year of training then Brandon will be a Red Seal Millwright Industrial Mechanic. I have to commend Brandon on his commitment to his training.

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Westbank First Nation

Westbank

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Westbank First Nation and Okanagan Training Development Council support First Nation clients to enter in to further training or sustainable employment by offering support and funding opportunities. In the past year 32 WFN members accessed services and approximately 80 First Nations off reserve accessed various funding opportunities. Supports consisted of supporting Trades, Business Administration, Health Care and short-term training in Safety Tickets, flagging, security guard and work supplies.

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OTDC Success Stories 2015 - 2016

OTDC Success Stories

Penticton Indian Band has had another very busy and successful year in 2015-2016. Time has just flown by; I can’t believe that I have been helping serve my Community for the last 5 years as the EAS Employment Coordinator. Every year you learn something new all a great experience. This year I have learned a lot more about the Service Canada which is where the funding comes from and all the new changes and hurdles that we have to jump through in order to get the best service for our clients....  Click link below to download and read the entire report.

pdfService Area Success Stories 2015-161.66 MB

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OTDC Success Stories 2014 - 2015

smallboy success storyCrystal Smallboy, Bachelor of Science in NursingOkanagan Training and Development Council 2014-15 Annual Report Accomplishments: This has been an exciting year of growth and accomplishment for FNES. We started the year by launching the Bladerunners program. A second intake saw overall twenty-four youths completing training with certification in the Security & Safety fields.  Many of these youth are continuing their education and gaining valuable contacts to create real sustainable employment.

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pdfService Area Success Stories 2014-155.15 MB

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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