Elk Valley residents can get hands-on experience with in-demand jobs Tuesday.
The BC Government is bringing its Find Your Fit tour to Fernie Secondary.
Tour Manager Ryley Ellement says the free event gives insight into potential career paths throughout British Columbia.
“We need lots of new teachers, we need lots of new nurses, vocational and occupational therapists,” Ellement says. “We kind of like to stay on top but its also about what we can really relay through an engaging activity. How we can make this a hands-on experience.”
Ellement says they want to show what training is needed for high demand industries in the province.
“If you really can look into it now and start forecasting what you want to get into when you’re going to be out of school, you can see where those jobs will be,” Ellement says. “Will it be there? What’s the demand going to be like and resources I need and education to have that job. Its a piece of mind to plan ahead and have all your ducks in a row.”
Around 900,000 thousand job openings are expected in British Columbia by 2027 as baby boomers hit retirement age.
More information is available on the Work BC website.
– Pictures from Work BC’s website
Work BC Find Your Fit Tour Manager, Ryley Ellement