Young people considering what skills they will need for tomorrow’s in-demand occupations will have an interactive, hands-on experience at WorkBC’s Find Your Fit tour stop at the Southgate Middle school in Campbell River on Thursday, Jan. 8.
Find Your Fit features a variety of interactive career exploration activity stations - including welding, carpentry, accounting and more - offering youth a chance to try their hand at different skills. These youth, who are just beginning to think about potential careers, will be connected with WorkBC’s labour-market information, tools and services. Parents, teachers and career counsellors may also benefit from the event as they look for ways to educate and support youth in their career exploration.
Members of the community are invited to participate in the event, at no cost, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Find Your Fit is part of B.C.’s Skills for Jobs Blueprint commitment to re-engineer education and deliver the skilled workforce B.C.’s growing economy needs. It is also an integral part of seven regional LNG energy seminars currently taking place throughout B.C. More than 6,400 students have taken part in the tour so far at events in Prince George, Fort St. John, Terrace, Burns Lake, Prince Rupert, Delta, North Vancouver and Squamish.
Shirley Bond, Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour -
“Through the B.C. Skills for Jobs Blueprint, we are committed to preparing the skilled workforce that our growing economy needs. The Find Your Fit tour will ensure that our youth have the tools and resources necessary to consider the full range of in-demand occupations available to them.”
Peter Fassbender, Minister of Education -
“We’re working with school districts to make sure students have the opportunity to start career experiences earlier so they are better prepared for the skills and trades jobs of the future.”
- By 2022, B.C. is expecting one million job openings in B.C. created by retirements and the province’s growing economy.
- More than 78% of jobs will require some form of post-secondary education, and 43% will need skilled trades and technical workers.
To find out more information about Find Your Fit, visit: www.findyourfittour.ca
To learn more about WorkBC, visit: www.workbc.ca
For more information on B.C.’s Skills for Jobs Blueprint, visit: http://www.workbc.ca/skills
To find out more about the BC Jobs Plan, visit: www.engage.gov.bc.ca/bcjobsplan/
To find out more about the Regional LNG Energy Seminars, visit: www.engage.gov.bc.ca/lnginbc/
Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training
and Responsible for Labour