Young people of Prince George will be able to discover the skills they will need for tomorrow’s in-demand occupations, and engage in a direct dialogue with local employers and post-secondary schools about upcoming career opportunities.
WorkBC’s Find Your Fit Tour and Career Education Day will be at the John McInnes Centre on Nov. 17-18, 2016.
Career Education Day is a day where students in grades 10 — 12 can explore, experience and learn about a variety of careers through hands on programs, business experts, post-secondary institutions and more. This two-day event is a chance for high school students nearing graduation to learn about upcoming career opportunities available in Prince George and the surrounding area.
Parents, teachers and career counsellors may benefit, too — by discovering ways to educate and support youth in their career exploration.
Both events will be open to the public:
- Find Your Fit Nov. 17, 3:35 p.m. – 7 p.m.
- Career Education Day Nov. 18, 3:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
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 180, 000 participants so far, and was most recently in Valemount and McBride.
Shirley Bond, Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour–
“I’m very happy to have the first Career Education Day in my hometown. This program is a wonderful way for our youth to see the many career options available to them through hands on learning experiences, and conversations with local employers and post-secondary institutes. We’re expecting nearly 1 million jobs by 2025, and we need to ensure we have a skilled and educated workforce ready to meet the demand.”
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