The Jacobs family has donated $80,000 to help build Okanagan College’s Health Sciences Centre.
Mike and Kim Jacobs made the donation after touring the under-construction facility, which will cost $18.9 million and is being funded in part through the Our Students, Your Health fundraising campaign.
“It’s incredible to see such a modern facility with all the technology and great detail put into the education spaces,” Kim Jacobs said in a press release. “They’ve overlooked nothing. This is a huge step for our community to have a centre like this.”
“We were very encouraged by the fact that students would come to study here and stay,” said Mike Jacobs, who is the chairman of Emil Anderson Construction and founder of Dilworth Quality Homes. “With an aging population, we see the need for more front-line health-care workers. The more and better trained they are, the better our society will be.”
The Jacobs’ gift will support a new classroom for nursing students. Okanagan College educates health-care assistants, practical nurses and the first two years of the bachelor of science in nursing program.
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