Students from a local school were hosted by Melanie Mark, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training, at British Columbia's Parliament Buildings today, as they attended WorkBC’s Find Your Fit event.
“I love the looks on students’ faces when they discover a new career possibility they never thought of before,” said Mark. “My own daughters will be learning about career paths in the near future, so I know how important it is for the kids and their parents to discover what a useful tool Find Your Fit can be for planning. We also thought it would be a lot of fun for the kids to visit the Parliament Buildings, and learn about how jobs can impact their lives and our provincial economy.”
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.
“It is great to see so many students taking the opportunity today to learn about their career options in a fun, hands-on way,” said Rob Fleming, Minister of Education. “Find Your Fit is an amazing program that is helping students all over the province find a career path to fit their individual strengths and passions.”
Students rolled up their sleeves as they learned about electronic circuits, had the opportunity to explore tech jobs while viewing a 3D-printer demonstration and learned how to check blood pressure, which gave them insight into basic nursing skills.
The Find Your Fit tour and WorkBC.ca are first steps for all British Columbians on a journey to discovering information about a variety of exciting careers that will build a brighter future for individuals, families and communities, and help build a better B.C. for everyone.
Find Your Fit tour continues to work its way through B.C. until the end of March. Tour dates are available online: https://www.workbc.ca/Jobs-Careers/Find-Your-Fit-Tour/Upcoming-Events.aspx
Jennifer FernandesMinistry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training