Young people considering what skills they will need for tomorrow’s in-demand occupations had an opportunity for an interactive, hands-on experience at WorkBC’s Find Your Fit tour stop in Richmond at the Westin Wall Centre as part of the Regional Energy Seminar, on May 25 and 26.
Find Your Fit is an interactive event where individuals of all ages can find out about careers in demand throughout the province, learn about online resources to help them find work and even try some of the skills they will need for different careers. Attendees, especially youth who are just beginning to think about potential careers, were connected with WorkBC’s labour-market information, tools and services. Parents, teachers and career counsellors also benefited from the event, as they look for ways to educate and support youth in their career exploration.
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 20,000 students have taken part in the tour so far, most recently in Vancouver and Langley.
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, MLA for Surrey-Fleetwood -
“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.”
Teresa Wat, MLA for Richmond Centre, Minister of International Trade, Minister Responsible for Asia Pacific Strategy and Multiculturalism -
“The Find Your Fit tour is a wonderful opportunity for young people from Richmond to learn about career options in the skilled trades. With the potential for long-term, high-paying jobs, more-and-more British Columbians are turning to the skilled trades for meaningful, rewarding employment.”
- By 2022, B.C. is expecting one million job openings, created by retirements and the province’s 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 BC Jobs Plan, visit: www.engage.gov.bc.ca/bcjobsplan/
Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Responsible for Labour