Acres of Lions plays the Jobfest stage on Thursday afternoon.

JobFest cranks up the volume in Nelson

It was a high voltage approach to the career search on Thursday afternoon in Nelson.

It was a high voltage approach to the career search on Thursday afternoon in Nelson.

The JobFest 2012 tour of the province touched down on the corner of Hall and Front Street at 2 p.m. Thursday and will wrap up at 8 p.m. Sponsored by the Province of BC’s WorkBC and BC Jobs Plan programs, a crew brought in a stage and interactive displays for folks of all ages to check out.

But the career opportunity caravan is clearly geared towards the young. With Acres of Lions and other bands slated to play throughout the afternoon, young people were invited to investigate a number of interactive areas that provided insight into opportunities and how you get on the path towards them.

With video games, big screen TVs and iPads providing guiding the way, there are statistics on more than 500 careers with their outlook in future years.

JobFest is visiting communities from Iskut to Terrace in its lively tour around the province.

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