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Province of British Columbia
NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2018AEST0006-000031
Jan. 12, 2018
Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training
Find Your Fit tour reaches North Saanich to inspire future career choices

NORTH SAANICH – The Find Your Fit tour stop in North Saanich is a great opportunity for students to get valuable hands-on experience with helpful career-planning tools.

WorkBC’s Find Your Fit tour will be in North Saanich at Parkland Secondary school on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, and open to the public from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

“With over 100,000 job openings expected in the Vancouver Island-Coast region over the next 10 years, there are exciting opportunities for British Columbians looking for a new career,” said Melanie Mark, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training. “I encourage everyone to attend the Find Your Fit tour to get insight about emerging job opportunities that can help them find a good paying job.”

Students can visit up to 16 career activity stations where they can take part in a hands-on activity related to a specific career, like taking someone’s blood pressure. These activities will help students uncover their strengths and interests, giving them the knowledge they need to get started with their career planning. They can then move on to a labour market information station, where they can dig deeper into a career of their choice.

Industries, such as tourism, tech and health care will need a broad range of skilled British Columbians. The Find Your Fit tour stop in North Saanich is a unique opportunity to get insight into in-demand careers from a diverse range of industries that are important to building a strong, sustainable and innovative 21st-century economy that works for everyone.

The Find Your Fit tour builds on the government’s commitment to provide British Columbians with the services they need by giving them the information to help them make decisions about education and training.

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 dates are available online at: https://www.workbc.ca/Jobs-Careers/Find-Your-Fit-Tour/Upcoming-Events.aspx

 
Contact:
 
Angela Frattaroli
Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training
250 888-7008
 

 
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