|A Home for Learning
A unique partnership created to help answer the need for more skilled trades people in the Okanagan’s construction industry has broken new ground in Kelowna, B.C.
A Home for Learning is a partnership between Okanagan College, the Village of Kettle Valley and Excite Homes Inc.
Students from Okanagan College's Residential Construction program are moving from the classroom to the job site courtesy of the nationally recognized developer of the Village of Kettle Valley and the award-winning builder Excite Homes Inc. The students will participate in the construction of a single-family home in the Kelowna subdivision, recently named Best Community Development in Canada, while earning credit towards their carpentry apprenticeship.
Once built, the home will be sold, with proceeds used to develop a legacy of support for future trades students at Okanagan College through scholarships, bursaries, and the purchase of new equipment. This innovative project has already received overwhelming support from the community and local industry members who are jumping on board as sponsors.
Check back on this site often to see the progress of the house and how this exciting project is contributing to the community.