Thursday, Feb 2, 2017 

 

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Find Your Fit visits Chilliwack today

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We Create Change at Mt. Slesse Middle June 14, 2014.

 

oung people of Chilliwack will have an opportunity to learn the skills they will need for tomorrows in-demand occupations.

WorkBCs Find Your Fit tour will be making its next stop at Mt. Slesse Middle school on Thursday, Feb. 2, 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.

B.C.s economic future is bright, but well need an educated and skilled workforce to meet the large demand of future job openings. Find Your Fits interactive exhibits offer youth a hands-on way to experience career information, job opportunities and the educational tools they need, helping ensure all regions share in B.C.s prosperity, said Laurie Throness, MLA for Chilliwack-Hope in a release Wednesday.

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 3:30 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, most recently in New Westminster.

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.


Learn More
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: www.engage.gov.bc.ca/bcjobsplan

 

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