A Balanced Life the Message at HIEC's Breakfast with the Mayors

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An enlightening presentation

At HIEC's semi-annual event the message of living a balanced life was evident. HIEC celebrated with community stakeholders the important role experiential learning has played for the past 18 years in Halton. HIEC is partnered with the Halton Catholic District School Board and the Halton District School Board to provide students with an informed message about the post-secondary pathways that are available to them and the importance of making informed career decisions.

The School to Career philosophy focuses on experiential learning which is an integral component of the program. The program also emphasizes extending learning beyond the classroom to provide students with the opportunity to access adult role models, investigate areas of interest and learn more about the pathways that are best suited to them while allowing Industry to get to know their potential future workforce.

HIEC is seeing great successes with this program and the School to Career philosophy is being used as a model of excellence across the province. Regional programs like the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP), Bronte Creek Project, LINK, Construction Transition and dual credit projects are just a few of the innovative programs being offered within local School to Career programs.

Breakfast 2008 Photo
Keynote Speaker Meg Soper

Keynote Speaker Meg Soper co-author of the book Expert Women who Speak ...Speak Out has shared the stage with the likes of Ellen Degeneres and Ray Romano. She Provided an uplifting prospective on a balanced lifestyle at the semi-annual event. As one of the premier comedienne and motivational speakers in Canada, she captivated the audience and left them with new insight on living a balanced life.