Young people of Abbotsford 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 stops at the Girls Fly Too event at the Abbotsford International Airport, March 11-12, 2017.
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 each day from 9 a.m. – 5:30 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, most recently in Vernon.
B.C.’s Skills for Jobs Blueprint was recently spotlighted in the BC Jobs Plan 5 year update. Since 2014, the Blueprint has been re-engineering the provincial education and apprenticeship systems so students and workers have the skills they need to be first in line for jobs in B.C.’s growing economy.
Dr. Darryl Plecas, MLA for Abbotsford South –
"Helping women get the skills they need to access well-paying jobs in the trades and other sectors is, and will continue to be, a priority for government and a key factor in B.C.’s economic success. Programs like Find Your Fit and Women in Trades Training help young women discover the career they want and help put them first in line for the in-demand jobs of the future."
Michael de Jong, MLA for Abbotsford West –
“Find Your Fit is an exciting, hands-on program that introduces youth to the types of skills they’ll need for the in-demand jobs of the future. Having them participate in Girls Fly Too is a great way to encourage more girls and women to explore a career in aerospace!”
Simon Gibson, MLA for Abbotsford-Mission –
“Find Your Fit is part of the BC Jobs Plan: that has helped B.C. become the national leader in job creation, which will build an educated and skilled workforce ready for the in-demand jobs of the future.”
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