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 the Northern BC Home & Garden Show, from April 22 to 24, 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, which 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 activation will be open to the public from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on April 22, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on April 23 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 24.
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 New Hazelton and Victoria.
Shirley Bond, Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training, and Minister Responsible for Labour, MLA for Prince George-Valemount –
“It is great to have the Find Your Fit exhibit as part of the Northern BC Home and Garden Show! 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 is one resource that provides students and their families with the information they need to consider the full range of in-demand occupations available to them.”
Mike Morris, MLA for Prince George-Mackenzie
“Find Your Fit offers people a fun and hands-on way to see what types of jobs are available. It’s practical learning and it can give people ideas about what fields they might want to go into.”
Terri McConnachie, executive officer, Canadian Home Builders' Association of Northern BC –
“As the voice for the residential construction industry and host of the annual Northern BC Home & Garden Show, the Canadian Home Builders' Association of Northern BC are pleased to host the Find Your Fit Tour. Our association realizes how essential trades development is to building northern BC and we encourage people of all ages to check out the opportunities!”
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/blueprintbuilder
To find out more about the BC Jobs Plan, visit: www.engage.gov.bc.ca/bcjobsplan/