The Jobfest Tour

The Jobfest Tour

Rock tour to promote youth jobs

The B.C. government is rolling out a rock-themed road show to encourage young people to find training and work.

The B.C. government is rolling out a rock-themed road show to encourage young people to find training and work.

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 will officially launch in Abbotsford on April 18, and it will be in Fraser Lake, June 22 and Vanderhoof, June 27. For tour information visit: www.jobfest2012.ca