Jobfest on way to Kamloops
The B.C. government is rolling out a rock-themed road show to encourage young people to find training and work — and the show will land in Kamloops on Sept. 27.
The Jobfest tour has all the trappings of a concert tour, including T-shirts, souvenir drumsticks and guitar picks, and two inflatable tents that look like giant amplifiers. Stops in 50 B.C. communities will include a rock band, local community performers and speakers, with the tents serving as mobile career resource centres.
“We’re going into some of the smallest communities in the province, First Nations communities, non-aboriginal communities to really share with the youth of the province what sorts of careers are available to them,” said Jobs, Tourism and Innovation Minister Pat Bell.
Job resources that are part of the tour include iPad apps that guide users through a four-stage questionnaire to narrow down their possible career choices, and computers to link users to a network of websites for detailed information.
The tour launched in Abbotsford on April 18.
From there it went to McBride, Prince George, Mackenzie, Chetwynd, Dawson Creek, Fort St. John, Prophet River, Fort Nelson, Dease Lake, Iskut, Kitwanga, Terrace, New Aiyansh, Kitimat, Haida Gwaii, Prince Rupert, Hazelton, Smithers, Houston, Burns Lake, Fraser Lake, Fort St. James, Vanderhoof, Williams Lake, Quesnel, 100 Mile House Abbotsford, Penticton, Whistler, Lillooet, Squamish, Vancouver, Castlegar, Nelson, Cranbrook, Revelstoke, Salmon Arm, Kelowna, Vernon, Surrey, Kamloops, Merritt, Chilliwack, Victoria, Duncan, Nanaimo, Port Alberni, Courtenay-Comox, Campbell River and Powell River.
Tour details are available online here.