Focus College is a trailblazer in Canadian higher education. We put the success of our students at the heart of every decision we make.
To empower people through education by developing their personal, interpersonal, social, economic, technical, and entrepreneurial skills.
At Focus College we will fulfill our mission by providing a safe and comfortable learning environment. Our courses always have the most relevant and up-to-date content and are taught by industry experts to ensure our students have the best experience possible.
Our success comes from understanding that people are unique. We remove barriers to learning and ensure the highest level of integrity and honesty at all times.
In 1992 Focus Training Institute was born. This institute offered the Okanagan community programs that would teach various life and professional skills. Focus Training Institute helped many members of the community perfect their skills, launch their careers and even change their career paths.
Twenty years later, in 2012, we saw a problem and an opportunity: students were signing up for higher education programs and their experience was falling very short of their expectations.
In response we evolved from a training institute to a college, change our name to Focus College, and began designing and offering college-level programs in Business and Information Technology (IT), that were in tune with industry’s needs.
Today, Focus College is still bringing its vision to life with hard work, its connections within the community, and partnering with the SQA, an internationally recognized higher education accreditation.
PTA – Private Training Act
The Private Training Act is administered by the Private Training Institutions Branch (P.T.I.B.) of the Ministry of Advanced Education. This certification is mandatory for most private institutes offering training within the province of British Columbia. It ensures that students are protected by maintaining various standards and guidelines. Private institutes can either be just certified or meet higher criteria to become designated. Focus College is a Designated School.
EQA – Education Quality Assurance
The Education Quality Assurance designation is available to public and private institutions in British Columbia that meet or exceed quality assurance standards set by the province of British Columbia.
SQA – Scottish Qualifications Authority
The Scottish Qualifications Authority is a renowned international higher education accreditation which allows authorized institutions to offer their programs. SQA criteria are demanding and rigorously checked. The programs follow international standards and students graduating from them can transfer seamlessly to partner institutions around the world to carry on studying. It ensures a truly global level of standardized quality education.