Enjoy the Benefits of Focus College Training
Focus College is centrally located in the Okanagan Valley so that once your studies end, your adventures continue to unfold. Dive into a fresh water lake or relax on a sandy beach. Sample libations from local wineries, cideries and breweries. Pick up some fresh fruit from a local orchard or market. Hike to waterfalls or explore mountain or rail trails on your bike. Slap on your skis or snow board and be knee-deep in our famous champagne-powder snow. Catch a hockey game or live concert. The Okanagan is a tourism hub and home to many different industries and businesses. With over 700 tech companies, it is becoming know as the Silicon Valley of the North. Opportunities abound during your studies and after graduation. Kelowna – any time, any day, any season.
Kelowna is a city in the south of Canada’s British Columbia province. It’s in the Okanagan Valley, on the eastern shore of Okanagan Lake, surrounded by provincial parks, pine forest, vineyards, orchards and mountains. Its downtown area incorporates waterfront City Park and a lakeside cultural district. More than 20 local vineyards offer wine tours and tastings.
After obtaining degrees in Computer Sciences and Electronics Engineering, and working in the industry for several years, Sajjad went on to launch Optyyl Technologies, an IT Business in the UK. With a passion for education, he purchased Lincolns College in the UK and then Focus College in Canada. Sajjad was instrumental in bringing a standardized system of education to Canada.
In 2017, Sajjad joined CanScribe Career College and co-launched Weave Enterprises, a start-up tech company which uses the resources of Optyyl Technologies. His passion for charitable work and helping others motivated him to co-found HELPUS.CARE with his business partner; a charity which focuses on Health, Education, Loans and Protection, to those in need around the world.
Colleen’s background is both in finance and marketing. After working for several years in the ad agency biz, she founded CanScribe in 2002, Docnito in 2010, joined Focus College in 2016 and co-founded Weave Enterprises in 2017. Away from the office, Colleen enjoys hiking in the Okanagan and playing different sports. She loves to travel and especially enjoys experiencing different cultures, exploring new lands and meeting the locals.
Passionate about volunteer work and giving back, Colleen spent 12 years coaching youth soccer, has sat on various non-profit boards, and has been involved in Angel investing. She has volunteered in orphanages and travelled to Nepal twice to build schools and sponsor micro-loans for women in need. Colleen and her business partner started their own charity called HELPUS.CARE, which focuses on Health, Education, Loans and Protection, around the globe.
Zoe has a passion for technology and education. She taught telecommunications in China, Pakistan, the Philippines, Germany and West Africa with Huawei Learning Services, prior to coming to Canada. She completed her Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology in Canada. The story of her enthusiasm in Technology and Education is featured on the University of Victoria’s Education Department website. In her spare time, Zoe likes singing, cooking, hanging out with friends, and exploring beautiful British Columbia.
Josh Graduated from University with a Degree in Computer Science with Economics. He worked for 3 years as a Network and System Administrator for an oil and gas servicing company before moving to Canada to continue his career journey.
Josh works as the IT Support Specialist at Focus College and is always willing to take on new projects and help out in different departments, as the needs arise.
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