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Find Your Fit tour makes stop in Nelson

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
February 19th, 2018

It's a great opportunity for students to explore first hand the many jobs that will be up for grabs in BC during the next decade.

Wednesday (February 21) at the L.V. Rogers Gymnasium, WorkBC’s Find Your Fit tour is making a stop in the Heritage City allowing students to get valuable hands-on experience with helpful career-planning tools.

“The Find Your Fit tour helps British Columbians get-hands on career experience,” said Melanie Mark, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training in a media release.

“From carpentry to software engineering, this event gives people in Nelson a chance to explore some of the many high demand jobs available in B.C. within the next decade.”

Find Your Fit tour stop is open to the public from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Students can visit up to 16 career-activity stations where they can take part in hands-on, career-related activities like creating digital graphics, completing an electrical circuit and 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 Nelson is a unique opportunity to get insight into indemand careers from a diverse range of industries that are important to building a strong, sustainable and innovative 21st-century economy that works for everyone.

“Whether you know what you want to do or you're still figuring it out, the Find Your Fit tour has all the info you need to help you on your career path,” said Michelle Mungall, MLA for

“With an expected 917,000 job openings in B.C. over the coming years, this tour is a great way for everyone in the community to get a head start on getting the training they need to take advantage of the high demand.”

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 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 Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training. There is also a Facebook page set up with more information.

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