Young people of Kelowna 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 Career Education Day will be at Prospera Place, 1223 Water St., on Dec. 5, 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 one-day event is a chance for high school students nearing graduation to learn about upcoming career opportunities available in Kelowna and the surrounding area.
Parents, teachers and career counsellors may benefit, too – by discovering ways to educate and support youth in their career exploration.
The event will be open to the public Dec. 5 from 9 a.m. – 3 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 Vancouver.
Premier Christy Clark, MLA, Westside-Kelowna
“B.C. is the nationwide leader in job creation, and we need more skilled workers to keep pace with our growing and diverse economy. Through B.C.’s Skills for Jobs Blueprint, and programs like Career Education Day, we are fully engaged in providing the next generation with the tools and resources they’ll need to keep B.C. an economic leader now and well into the future.”
Steve Thomson, MLA, Kelowna-Mission
“Career Education Day is an amazing program that gives youth the opportunity to plan their future careers by speaking directly with the people who could be hiring them and through fun hands-on learning experiences. B.C. offers a wide range of job possibilities, and through this program, and B.C’s Skills for Jobs Blueprint, we’ll have an educated and skilled workforce ready to fill those in-demand positions.”
Norm Letnick, MLA, Kelowna-Lake Country
“Our province is expecting nearly one million job openings by 2025, and through B.C.’s Skills for Jobs Blueprint, we’re on track to have the skilled workforce we need for the jobs of tomorrow. With our strong economic fundamentals, and investment in our youth’s future, we will continue to put British Columbians first and create an environment that encourages business development and diversity.”
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