Over 800 Nelson students cycled through the L.V. Rogers gymnasium on Thursday for the WorkBC Find Your Fit tour, where they were encouraged to try hands-on activities introducing them to various in-demand careers, using iPads and interactive equipment to practice.
They got the chance to see a 3D printer in action, watch testimonial videos and learn how to check blood pressure, among other things.
Tour manager Ryley Ellement told the Star it was an opportunity for kids to connect with the WorkBC website, learn about career opportunities and what occupational skills they can obtain.
“We’re making sure the kids here are first in line for jobs here in BC.”