Brookswood Secondary students got a glimpse of their future employment prospects Tuesday afternoon.
WorkBC’s Find Your Fit tour made a stop at the school to showcase B.C.’s in-demand jobs to students.
The interactive, hands-on experience gives people of all ages a chance to 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.
Find Your Fit connects participants with labour market information resources including WorkBC.ca’s online tool, Blueprint Builder – workbc.ca/blueprintbuilder – that helps users map their career plan.
It also offers a chance for parents, teachers and career counsellors to educate and support youth in their career exploration.
Langley MLA and B.C. environment minister Mary Polak said the program offers students “an excellent opportunity to try out some of the various skills needed for in-demand careers.”
“Students may discover a career they might not have previously considered,” Polak noted.
As well as helping BSS students during the day, the event was also open to the public for four hours after the final school bell rang.
According to the provincial governenment, the 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.”
Before Tuesday’s visit in Langley, more than 68,000 students had taken part in the tour, most recently in Vancouver and Maple Ridge.