Government’s ‘Find Your Fit’ seminar stops in Port Alberni

Are you curious about in demand jobs, science and LNG information? Check out the two exhibits Jan. 15-16 at ADSS.

James Nookemus and Simon Dennis test out their skills at the electrician station in the Find Your Fit room at the B.C. government's regional liquefied natural gas community seminar on Tuesday (Jan. 13) in Nanaimo. More than a dozen Huu-ay-aht citizens and staff headed down to the two-day seminar.

The provincial government is bringing part of its regional jobs and skilled trade seminar to Port Alberni this Thursday (Jan. 15, 2015) and Friday (Jan. 16, 2015) at Alberni District Secondary School.

The portion coming to Port Alberni is called Find Your Fit, presented by WorkBC, and is a hands-on career exhibit that is open to members of the public. The exhibit is geared toward students in Grades 6–10 and their parents.

Find Your Fit comprises interactive displays and exhibits that provide information about in demand jobs and trades in the region.

“At each station there are activities you can partake in and get a glimpse of what the jobs entail,” said Annie Merritt, LNG community engagement coordinator for the Huu-ay-aht First Nation.

Merritt attended the Find Your Fit session in Nanaimo on Tuesday with more than a dozen HFN members and staff.

The jobs aren’t LNG specific, she added. Stations included an electronics segment where you build something following a schematic; a nursing station where you can try and take someone’s blood pressure; and a trucking station where you learn about the trucking industry.

Plans to bring the seminar to Port Alberni were spur of the moment, she said. While Nanaimo’s event included presentations on liquified natural gas (LNG), Port Alberni will only be getting the Find Your Fit session.

Find Your Fit will be open to the public on Thursday (Jan. 15) from 12–7 p.m. at ADSS and on Friday (Jan. 16) from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., also at ADSS.

For more information about the LNG community seminars, go online to engage.gov.bc.ca/lnginbc.

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