Howe Sound Secondary students found a new colleague among their ranks earlier today when Melanie Mark, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training, joined them for the Find Your Fit Tour stop in Squamish.
“We expect 917,000 job openings throughout B.C. over the next 10 years, most of which will require some post-secondary education or training,” said Mark. “Find Your Fit Tour stops like this one in Squamish can be an effective tool for students who will soon be planning their own bright future.”
Industries, such as tourism, tech and health care will need a broad range of skilled British Columbians. Find Your Fit is a hands-on experience that allows participants to explore a range of careers in those industries that are facing a skills gap.
Mark and Howe Sound Secondary students rolled up their sleeves as they learned basic carpentry skills, had the opportunity to explore tech jobs while viewing a 3D printer demonstration and took an emotional intelligence quiz that gave them insight into the basic skills of a social-community worker.
“Howe Sound Secondary is thrilled to provide our students with Find Your Fit’s authentic learning experience,” said Nick Pascuzzi, principal of Howe Sound Secondary school. “By exploring various career paths, as well as meeting business leaders and various employers in the community, our students will be well positioned to make informed career decisions in their future.”
The Find Your Fit Tour will make its way throughout the province in the coming months. Tour dates are available online: https://www.workbc.ca/Jobs-Careers/Find-Your-Fit-Tour/Upcoming-Events.aspx