coLab introduces coLearn — a fast-paced, immersive and hands-on learning experience, delivered by top-notch industry professionals.
Based out of Kelowna’s first coworking space coLab, coLearn courses help people take control of their lives and careers by building skills and developing a mindset of success.
How It Works
The coLearn model is built on 4 core principles:
- Teach students the most relevant, valuable and industry-ready skills; skills that will set them apart from competition.
- Provide thoughtfully facilitated, hands-on instruction from the our best local industry leaders.
- Limit classes to small groups, with built-in group support and accountability.
- Improve each course by constantly and quickly iterating them based on student feedback.
coLearn offers a number of different workshops and courses that will run in a revolving series all year. coLearn’s courses include intensive bootcamps, as well as regular workshop sessions to help students understand platforms like WordPress, digital marketing, and how to build a freelance or location-independent businesses.
The stats around non-traditional careers are staggering — the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the millennial generation to change careers more than 15 times on average during their adult lives. The International Data Corporation (IDC), a market research and advisory firm, estimates that by 2015, the number of nontraditional workers worldwide, including freelancers, contractors, and consultants, will reach 1.3 billion. These stats are what encouraged us to put coLearn together.
Whether participants want to skill-up, career-shift or accelerate their personal and professional growth, coLearn can help shift them and their career in a more meaningful direction. We’ll give students the skills to get there. From programming languages and business plans, to budgeting and mentoring, we’ll help them learn, build skills, create and launch themselves to the world.
coLearn is also inviting people to pitch their own course ideas to be considered for future curriculum. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to submit your ideas or ask questions about the program.