Young people considering what skills they will need for tomorrow’s in-demand occupations will have an opportunity for interactive, hands-on experience at WorkBC’s Find Your Fit tour stop in Castlegar, as part of the summer Kootenay Festival.
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, 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 from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. at no cost.
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 35,000 students have taken part in the tour so far, most recently in Quesnel and Vancouver.
Bill Bennett, MLA for Kootenay East, and Minister of Energy and Mines –
“B.C. is reaching a tipping point with fewer young people entering the workforce than older people leaving it. Young people in the Kootenay region will have opportunities with in-demand jobs and this program gives students a chance to explore which career path is best for them.”
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/