Hope students piled into the Coquihalla Elementary School gym Thursday to test out checking tire pressure, flying a plane in a simulator, see a 3D printer in action and make lightbulbs turn on.
The stop in Hope was the last on a province-wide WorkBC Find Your Fit tour and the activities that looked like fun also have a lot of thought behind them. The tour is focused on students in Grades 5 to 10: getting them acquainted with the skills needed for the top 10 in-demand careers in B.C. is the goal.
“So a lot of students know they can be a doctor or teacher or a lawyer, things that they see everyday. But not necessarily an air pilot or a general practitioner or a stenographer or electricians, software engineers,” said tour manager Kelsey Forsyth.
Grade 6 student Mary Alex said the experience piloting a plane using a simulator was ‘scary.’ Although she has plans to be a chef and start her own restaurant, she didn’t rule out flying a plane one day.
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