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 at Penticton Secondary school on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016.
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. Find Your Fit connects participants with labour market information resources including WorkBC.ca’s online tool, Blueprint Builder - workbc.ca/blueprintbuilder - that helps users map their career plan. 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.
The Find Your Fit booth will be open to the public from 3 p.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. More than 68,000 students have taken part in the tour so far, most recently in Vancouver and Cranbrook.
Dan Ashton, MLA for Penticton –
“This hands-on event is an amazing chance for young people to learn about interesting career options – careers that they might not have thought about previously. There will be many in-demand jobs in the South Okanagan and throughout B.C. in the next few years and this is a great opportunity for local students.”
To find out more information about Find Your Fit, visit: www.findyourfittour.ca
To learn more about B.C.’s Skills for Jobs Blueprint, visit: www.workbc.ca
To find out more about the BC Jobs Plan, visit: www.engage.gov.bc.ca/bcjobsplan/