By integrating students of both UBC and Okanagan College we provide the next generation of engineers and trades people with valuable field experience in sustainable home building. When entering the industry these students will accelerate the transition into a more climate sensitive future in residential construction.
What better way to start a career in home building than to be a part of building the Home of Tomorrow? Okanagan College had a class of 17 residential construction students working with AuthenTech on the building of both homes, the Home of Today and the Home of Tomorrow. Since 2006, the Okanagan College residential construction students have helped build more than 40 homes and community buildings like daycare facilities and food banks, up and down the valley. These ͚Homes for Learning͛ projects are always an inspiring window to the future for the students, as they get to step onto real-world job sites. The experience the students have gained from working alongside industry professionals on the Wilden Living Lab construction sites has already shown to be transformative and it will help to continue to elevate our region as a hub for sustainability.