Oliver prison hiring sessions

High demand has triggered additional BC Corrections hiring sessions for jobs at the Okanagan Correctional Centre.

High demand has triggered additional BC Corrections hiring sessions.

More than 700 people turned out for previous hiring sessions, prompting the scheduling of four more information sessions in March for people hoping for jobs at the Okanagan Correctional Centre under construction in Oliver.

Construction of the new prison is expected to be complete in 2016, bringing with it more than 240 full-time correctional officer positions at the 378-cell high-security facility located in the Osoyoos Indian Band’s Senkulmen Business Park.

Day-long sessions are planned in both Kelowna and Oliver and include information about the corrections and justice systems, the roles and duties of a correctional officer and the unique needs of the offender population, along with information on preparing to apply for jobs.

Sessions are scheduled for: March 14 at the South Okanagan Secondary school, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 15: South Okanagan Secondary school, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 21: Justice Institute, 825 Walrod St., Kelowna, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 22: Justice Institute, 825 Walrod St., Kelowna, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Those interested in attending can call 604-462-5170, or register by email at recruiter.occ@gov.bc.ca with REGISTER in the subject line.

Please include first and second session choices and contact information in the body of the email.

View the Okanagan Correctional Centre information session poster at http://ow.ly/Jd9uM.

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