KF Aerospace helps YMCA programing take off at Kelowna Airport Child Care Centre

December 8, 2022

If you are interested in working with children, you may have an opportunity to have your education subsidized or paid for in full through the YMCA of Southern Interior BC. Thanks to the generosity of KF Aerospace, a minimum of 12 new spaces are available to train as an Early Childcare Educator (ECE).

KF Aerospace, Kelowna’s largest private sector employer, has presented a $50,000 donation to the YMCA of the Southern Interior BC. As part of the Tree of Hope campaign, the funds will be matched by the Stober Foundation, enabling twice as many people to embark upon this rewarding career.

“For those who have a passion for children and would be willing to commit to a career with the YCMA of Southern Interior, we – along with our partners at KF Aerospace – will support your education endeavors,” says Danielle Miranda, VP of Child Care for the YMCA. “At this time, we have a real need for Early Childhood Educators.  We have been actively supporting the child care community by financially supporting those who need help with tuition and earn a wage while they learn. As the Y is opening 4 new child care centres in the new year, we invite you to meet us and learn more about this exciting opportunity made possible by our friends at KF Aerospace.”

The YMCA, in partnership with the City of Kelowna, Kelowna International Airport and KF Aerospace, will be opening a new child care centre located on the YLW grounds, opening in mid-2023. Currently under construction, this new centre will offer 87 new spaces and ease the struggle for employees and the community in need of care.

“We are thrilled to help the YMCA develop new programming for the Kelowna Airport Child Care Centre and we recognize that the training and hiring of dedicated and qualified ECE’s is essential to its success,” says KF Aerospace Chief Corporate Services Officer, Grant Stevens. “As we continue to grow our staffing, we have a goal of removing barriers and increasing diversity in our trades. In partnership with the YMCA, we can work towards this goal and help enhance the work-life balance for our employee community.”

A career in child care with the YMCA of Southern Interior BC means you will work with a passionate team of experts, teaching the scientifically based Play to Learn curriculum — a model built to help children build capacity for lifelong learning by creating quality learning experiences through play.

In addition to competitive wages and an excellent benefits package, a career with the YMCA will provide a good work-life balance with flexibility and numerous opportunities for advancement and ongoing learning.

Those who are interested in this opportunity should contact Val Johnson, Senior Manager, Child Care at 250.491.8678.



Media Contact:

Danielle Miranda

VP, Child Care Division

YMCA of Southern Interior BC

250-491-9622 x 133/ danielle.miranda@ymcasibc.ca

KF Aerospace Contact:

Julie Whittet

Corporate Communications Coordinator

E media@kfaero.ca

P (250) 807.5435