Young people of Prince George 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 British Columbia Northern Exhibition (BCNE) from Aug. 18 – 23, 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 10 a.m. – 6 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 Dawson Creek.
Shirley Bond, Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour, MLA , Prince George-Valemount
“It is fantastic to have Find Your Fit at the BCNE, giving the people of Prince George, and Northern B.C. an opportunity to learn about in-demand jobs and the skills that will be needed to fill them. This program is helping to ensure that we have the educated workforce we need both today and in the future so we can continue to grow and strengthen our economy.”
Mike Morris, MLA, Prince George –
“B.C.’s employment numbers have reached a record high since the launch of the BC Jobs Plan, and we’re anticipating nearly one million job openings over the next 10 years. Programs like Find Your Fit will help ensure we have an educated and skilled workforce ready to fill those in-demand positions.”
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