Young people of Penticton will have an opportunity to learn the skills they will need for tomorrow’s in-demand occupations. WorkBC’s Find Your Fit tour will be making its next stop at the Penticton Peach Festival from Aug. 3-7, 2016.
Find Your Fit is an interactive event where individuals of all ages can learn about B.C.’s in-demand careers and test out some of the skills they would need for those occupations. Participants will also get to know career planning tools – such as Blueprint Builder and Career Trek videos – and the job resources and labour market information WorkBC.ca offers.
Parents, teachers and career counsellors may benefit, too – by discovering ways to educate and support youth in their career exploration.
The Find Your Fit event will be open to the public at no cost from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. each day.
Find Your Fit is part of B.C.’s Skills for Jobs Blueprint commitment to re-engineer education and deliver the skilled workforce needed in B.C.’s growing economy. The tour has had more than 150,000 participants so far, most recently in White Rock.
Shirley Bond, Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour–
“Through B.C.’s Skills for Jobs Blueprint, we are committed to preparing the skilled workforce that our growing economy needs. The Find Your Fit tour ensures that our youth have the tools and resources necessary to consider the full range of in-demand occupations available to them.”
Dan Ashton, MLA, Penticton –
“With almost 1 million job openings in various occupations expected in our province by 2025, we need to ensure that British Columbians, especially our youth, have the information and training they need for these in-demand careers. Find Your Fit is an excellent way to engage our youth in an entertaining way that can help them plan their future careers.”
To find out more information about Find Your Fit, visit: www.findyourfittour.ca
To find out about career, education and training resources, visit Workbc.ca: www.workbc.ca
To learn more about career planning and B.C.’s Skills for Jobs Blueprint visit: www.workbc.ca/blueprintbuilder
To find out more about the BC Jobs Plan, visit: engage.gov.bc.ca/bcjobsplan