WorkBC's Find Your Fit to showcase B.C.'s in-demand jobs in Vernon

VERNON - Young people considering what skills they will need for tomorrow's in-demand occupations will have an opportunity for interactive, hands-on experience at WorkBC's Find Your Fit tour stop at W.L. Seaton Secondary school on Friday, Feb. 27.

Find Your Fit is an interactive event where individuals of all ages can find out about careers in demand throughout the province, learn about online resources to help them find work and even try some of the skills they will need for different careers. Attendees, especially youth who are just beginning to think about potential careers, will be connected with WorkBC's labour-market information, tools and services. Parents, teachers and career counsellors may also benefit from the event as they look for ways to educate and support youth in their career exploration.

Members of the community are invited to participate in the event from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m, at no cost.

Find Your Fit is part of B.C.'s Skills for Jobs Blueprint commitment to re-engineer education and deliver the skilled workforce B.C.'s growing economy needs. It is also an integral part of seven Regional LNG Energy Seminars currently taking place throughout B.C. More than 20,000 students have taken part in the tour so far, most recently in Cranbrook and Kelowna.

Quick Facts:

* By 2022, B.C. is expecting one million job openings, created by retirements and the province's growing economy.
* More than 78% of jobs will require some form of post-secondary education, and 44% will need skilled trades and technical workers.

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