Chilliwack’s Find your Fit event on Oct. 12, 2022 is a chance for students to connect with potential employers. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
Taking place Oct. 12, the event lets local businesses showcase themselves for potential employees
At a time when businesses are struggling to find employees, Chilliwack’s Find your Fit Tour offers an opportunity.
The local version of a province-wide event happens Oct. 12 at Chilliwack Middle School, connecting young job seekers with potential employers.
“Find your Fit is a tremendous value to today’s youth,” said Leanna Kemp, Executive Director of the Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce. “It allows them to explore and experience a variety of professions that may interest them as they begin planning for their future. It will allow them to see the possibilities that exist for them both in the academic/university path but also in the entrepreneurial or trades path.
“Find your Fit allows students to apply real life experiences in their career planning phase.”
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Presented by the Chilliwack Economic Resource Network (CERN) and Chilliwack WorkBC Centre, Find your Fit gives youths a chance to discover Work BC’s Labour Market Information (LMI) tools and services, which are available online at workbc.ca
Organizers promise a “memorable experience for youth as they explore a selection of high-opportunity careers throughout B.C., guided by trained tour presenters. Students test out the occupational skills required to work in a range of high opportunity occupations, including careers in trades, technology, health care and more.”
A full day of activities is split into two sessions.
Local business reps are invited to showcase themselves from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., telling Grade 8 and 9 students who they are, what they do and what future job opportunities and career growth awaits.
Many of those business reps will stick around for the second session, from 3 to 7 p.m., which will be more of a traditional job fair. Employees looking to fill current job openings with young employees will be accepting applications.
The job fair is free, but organizers recommend reserving a spot at eventbrite.ca/e/find-your-fit-job-fair-tickets-429299074087?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
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