Laurie Throness, MLA for Chilliwack

Laurie Throness, MLA for Chilliwack-Hope has said that “B.C. is anticipating to have almost one million job openings by 2025. Through programs like Find Your Fit, we are helping our youth discover the career path they’d like to follow and giving them the education and skills they need to succeed.”

Young people of Hope 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 Chawathil Band Office, 60814 Lougheed Highway, on Wednesday, March 8, 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 also will get to know career planning tools – such as Blueprint Builder and Career Trek videos – and the job resources and labour-market information 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 from 9 a.m. to 3 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 Armstrong.

B.C.’s Skills for Jobs Blueprint was recently spotlighted in the BC Jobs Plan five-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.