New IB school is attracting local and international students

Summerland’s new private school makes impressive progress in creating opportunities for a world-class education available to local and international students. Located on a 17-acre park-like campus in the heart of the beautiful Okanagan Valley, Unisus School in Summerland is the perfect setting for educating today’s students for tomorrow’s fast changing world. “Unisus is truly a […]

Oliver Eats: an incubator for food businesses – Community Futures Small Biz Spotlight

When a new business opens its doors, it brings vibrant energy and attention to any area it occupies. And when the business in question is modeled to support other businesses, that energy can only be intensified. Derek Uhlemann travelled the west coast working as a chef and witnessed service companies, often contracted by wineries, in […]

Back to school for your business

With summer behind and the school year looming, many people get into planning mode as autumn approaches. September can often feel like a new beginning and it’s a great time to think about upgrading your business or your own skills, and we’ve got some ideas to get you started. Students need make sure they have […]

Unisus International School brings STEAM model & multi-lingual curriculum to the South Okanagan

A new private school in Summerland makes world-class education available to local and international students. Located in the heart of the beautiful Okanagan Valley, Unisus International School in Summerland is the perfect setting for educating today’s students for tomorrow’s fast changing world. As one of the warmest and driest places in Canada, the small town […]

Community collaboration…in the style of PechaKucha

Conversation plays a vital role in the development of communities, and Penticton took at page from the PechaKucha movement to bring people together to share ideas…and simply, to chat. As the city embarks on renewing its Official Community Plan (OCP), the first “Pen-TALK-ton” event filled an entire ballroom at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre. […]

Not finding the job you want?

Shift out of anxiety and into adventure in your job search. Humans are creatures of habit. We get an idea in our heads about what we want or don’t want and scan the landscape with that measuring stick firmly in hand. It’s very easy to miss new possibilities when this creates ‘inattentional blindness’ – the […]

Personal Development: A rolling stone gathers no moss

Ideas to keep your work self agile and moss-free Whether you dream of different work or a lifetime with your current employer, it helps job satisfaction and career mobility to keep your learning curve curvy. The smart pro will be on the lookout for ways to stay on top of changes in their field and […]

Tools for Job Seekers

There's no doubt about it - starting a new career is tough! All the personal preparation, phone calls, resume and cover letter writing, and interviewing are just the  start of things. As a job portal, we want to do everything we can to give you a helping hand. Let's have a look at the (FREE!) tools we [...]

Ambition + smart help = your Okanagan startup

The Okanagan is home to a thriving entrepreneurship culture. Here is a collection of local, provincial and national organizations to help you start or strengthen your enterprise here in the valley. Community Futures is a federal government initiative to assist communities with strategies for dealing with a changing economic environment. The program is based on […]

Apprenticeships: Earn as you Learn

Apprenticeships are a type of post-secondary education that combines paid, work-based training with technical training in a classroom or shop setting. Apprentices learn technical theory about 20% of the time, with the rest being on the job site. Successful completion of these, along with examinations, is required to earn a certificate and become a certified tradesperson. Typically, theory […]

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