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 Panorama Ridge Secondary school in Surrey on Jan. 20 - 21, 2015.
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.
Science World will be on-site conducting informational presentations to students about all forms of energy, including the science behind liquefied natural gas (LNG).
Members of the community are invited to attend the event at no cost, on Jan. 20, 2015, from 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. The provincewide tour will continue as a key component of the Regional LNG Energy Seminar in Kamloops on Feb. 3 - 4, 2015.
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. More than 8,300 students have taken part in the tour at recent Find Your Fit events in Prince George, Fort St. John, Terrace, & Prince Rupert and at Find Your Fit school events in Burns Lake, Delta, North Vancouver, Squamish, Campbell River, Nanaimo, and Port Alberni.
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.”
Marvin Hunt, MLA for Surrey-Panorama -
“We need to ensure that our children are prepared for the jobs of tomorrow. Through B.C.’s Skills for Jobs Blueprint, we are committed to ensuring that British Columbians have the skills they need to be first in line for these new opportunities.”
- By 2022, B.C. is expecting one million job openings in B.C. created by retirements and our growing economy.
- More than 78% of jobs will require some form of post-secondary education, and 44% 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: www.workbc.ca/skills
To find out more about the B.C. Jobs Plan, visit: engage.gov.bc.ca/bcjobsplan/
To find out more about the Regional LNG Energy Seminars, visit: www.engage.gov.bc.ca/lnginbc/
See the Regional LNG Energy Seminars in action: http://bit.ly/1oWE9Jk
Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Responsible for Labour