HANNA PETERSEN PHOTO Find Your Fit participants check out the flight simulator.

Find Your Fit helps kids career plan

It had everything from a flight simulator, to a 3D printer, and computer coding games.

Students and community members were able to experience a taste of a variety of different careers when WorkBC’s Find Your Fit tour stopped at North Island Secondary School in Port McNeill.

The tour had 16 career activity stations where students and community members could not only get more information on the particular career, but also try out a hands-on career related activity.

Find Your Fit had everything from a flight simulator, to a 3D printer, to computer coding games, during the Feb. 6 event.

They even had an automotive mechanic station where participants could learn how to change a tire and check tire pressure.

Ryley Ellement, who’s worked on the Find Your Fit tour for four years, said the stations were designed not only to inform but to teach small skills as well. “They leave here with more information, whether it was a game or not, they still gained information,” said Ellement.

The event also featured a healthcare hub, with activities allowing participants to explore healthcare professions including, stenographer, psychiatrist, nurses and nurses aid, occupational therapist, and physiotherapy.

“We started to transfer in and out of activities with what is demand in the labour market at the time,” said Ellement, adding, “We want to stay relevant.”

The Find Your Fit tour’s goal is to provide British Columbians with the services they need by giving them the information to help them make decisions about education and training.

“We do a lot of branching and bridging so if you find out what you are interested in, and find out what your hobbies are, if you don’t know what you want to get into, I can find an association and something related to it,” said Ellement. “It’s really about finding your niche, and we just plant seeds in here.”

Participants were also introduced to two applications on Work BC’s website called Career Track and Career Compass, which is full of information that helps people navigate the entire labour market.

To find out more about Find Your Fit and WorkBC’s online career tools visit workbc.ca.

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