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 Coast Kamloops Conference Centre in Kamloops Feb. 3-4.
Find Your Fit features a variety of interactive career exploration activity stations - including welding, accounting, nursing, computer programming 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).
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 has been a key component of the provincewide Regional LNG Energy Seminars. More than 10,000 students have taken part in the tour at recent Find Your Fit events in Prince George, Fort St. John, Terrace and Prince Rupert, as well as at Find Your Fit school events in Burns Lake, Delta, North Vancouver, Squamish, Campbell River, Nanaimo, Port Alberni and Surrey.
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.”
Todd Stone, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure and MLA for Kamloops-South Thompson -
“It is important for students to start exploring the wide variety of career, post-secondary and skills training options available to them as soon as possible. The jobs of tomorrow will require a skilled and educated workforce, and B.C’s Jobs for Skills Blueprint will help B.C. youth find the right fit for a rewarding career.”
Terry Lake, Minister of Health and MLA for Kamloops-North Thompson -
“Over this two-day event, students in Kamloops will have the opportunity to explore career options and learn useful information from WorkBC staff. The Find Your Fit Tour is giving students a head start planning their career path and consider in-demand fields as our economy grows.”
- 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 needs skilled trades and technical workers.
For 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 BC 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/
To see the Regional LNG Energy Seminars in action, visit: http://bit.ly/1oWE9Jk
Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training
and Responsible for Labour