Young people in 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 at WorkBC’s Career Education Day.
Career Education Day will be at Mt. Boucherie Secondary, on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017.
Career Education Day is a day where students in grades 10 to 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 Find Your Fit portion of the event will be open to the public from 3:30 p.m. – 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 200, 000 participants so far, and was most recently in Merritt.
Premier Christy Clark, MLA for 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 so that all regions share in B.C.’s prosperity."
Norm Letnick, MLA for Kelowna-Lake Country –
“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 across the province. Career Education Day, and Find Your Fit are excellent ways to help students plan their career paths, and have fun, too.”
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