Breakfast with the Mayors - Spring 2015 - Halton Industry Education Council - HIEC - Inspiring Informed Career Decisions!
Breakfast with the Mayors - Spring 2015

About Breakfast with the Mayors

A twice-annual event, the spring edition of HIEC's Breakfast with the Mayors event is an opportunity to recognize our evolution over the last 25 years and connect new and returning partners in industry and education. It is our opportunity to celebrate the year’s projects and events—we invite students, parents, educators and business/industry representatives to attend in order to learn more about the many successful programs and initiatives taking place in Halton today.

Click here to view photos from the Spring 2015 event!


Director of Education, The Centre's Retiring CAO Among Recipients of Bi-Annual Partnership Award

On May 29th the Halton Industry Education Council (HIEC) played host to members of parliament, municipal dignitaries, and industry professionals at the organization's 25th annual Breakfast with the Mayors event. Boasting award-winning keynote Kelly Lovell, the spring networking breakfast also presented a panel of extraordinary Halton youth in conversation about perceptions of the modern workplace, interacting with generation z, and professionalism among the younger set.

The panelists' backgrounds were diverse: Dasha Metropolitansky is a grade 10 student and internationally ranked debater; Ben Buchmuller began his own landscaping business after graduating with honours from the Niagara Parks School of Horticulture; Emma Mogus co-founded First Nations literacy group Books with No Bounds; and Cory Hudson, Wilfrid Laurier business student, took home $20,000 for his original business idea pitched to Python's Pit earlier this year. Fielding audience questions about motivating young people in the workplace and understanding youth culture, the panelists' responses inspired discussion and debate among the over 200 business professionals and local dignitaries gathered at OE Banquet Centre, Oakville. When asked why employers should make investments into short-term opportunities for young people, Stonescape Creations owner Ben Buchmuller replied: "I started my own business because others invested in me. So instead of seeing it as a short-term investment in youth, think of it as an opportunity to help other new business owners continue to invest in new employees." Read the full press release