Young people of Maple Ridge 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 Thomas Haney Secondary school, Jan. 5, 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 from 3 p.m. to 7 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, most recently in Mission.
Marc Dalton, MLA Maple Ridge-Mission –
“Find your Fit is an excellent way to introduce our youth to their potential future careers. The program is fun and engaging, but also provides valuable information on the in-demand jobs of the future and what education and skills are needed to get them.”
Doug Bing, MLA Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows –
“With nearly one million job openings anticipated by 2025, it is crucial that we have an educated workforce ready to fill those in-demand positions. Programs like Find Your Fit are instrumental in building that workforce and putting British Columbians first.”
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