Find Your Fit At Abby Airport

Submitted. Young people considering what skills they will need for tomorrow’s in-demand occupations will have an opportunity for interactive, hands-on experience at WorkBC’s Find Your Fit tour stop at the Abbotsford Airport’s Shell Aerocentre, 1255 Townline Rd. on Saturday, March 7.

Find Your Fit is an interactive event where individuals of all ages
can 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. Attendees, especially
youth who are just beginning to think about potential careers, will be
connected with WorkBC’s labour market information, tools and services.
Parents, teachers and career counsellors may also benefit from the
event as they look for ways to educate and support youth in their
career exploration.

Members of the community are invited to participate in the Find Your
Fit event from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., at no cost.

“The aerospace industry is growing quickly in our province, which will
create many valuable job opportunities and new career paths for young
British Columbians. The Sky’s No Limit – Girls Fly Too! is an
engaging, interactive event that gives women of all ages a hands-on
introduction to the aerospace industry, encouraging them to consider a
future working at the airports and in the skies of British Columbia.” – Darryl Plecas, MLA for Abbotsford South

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. It is also an integral part of seven Regional
LNG Energy Seminars currently taking place throughout B.C. More than
20,000 students have taken part in the tour so far, most recently in
Vanderhoof and Quesnel.

The activation will also coincide with The Sky’s No Limit – Girls Fly
Too!, in celebration of International Women’s Day and Women of
Aviation Worldwide Week. With over 10,000 girls and women expected
from around the Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley families will get to
meet leaders in aviation and aerospace and see first-hand how aircraft
are built and maintained while engaging in fun games and learning

In last year’s budget, the B.C. government committed $5 million over
five years to develop and grow B.C.’s aerospace industry in
partnership with the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC)
Pacific. B.C.’s aerospace sector will continue to need workers to meet
its projected growth targets.

The Asia Pacific region alone will need more than 200,000 additional
pilots over the next two decades, 40% of the world’s total. B.C. has
some of the best terrain and weather conditions in the world to train
pilots. As a result, B.C. has some of the best pilot training schools
to meet the future demand.

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