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Students invited to plan their futures at Careers Unlimited

Views From A Student

by Heather Mcneil, Gr. 12, Notre Dame Secondary
Feb 15, 2004

Among the chaos and confusion of preparing for post-secondary activity, an opportunity to better centre their thoughts is being prepared for students of Halton high schools.

In order to gain a greater understanding of the options available in the workforce, Careers Unlimited 2004 will provide an exciting introduction to career diversity.

This informative exhibition [was] held between 6:30-9:30 p.m., on Wednesday, Feb. 25, at Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary School in Oakville.

Students and parents are invited to attend.

Careers Unlimited will showcase a variety of professions and trades.

The goal of the program is to link students, educators, businesses, and institutions in order to provide a range of first-hand career focused information.

It is going to be an excellent educational resource for students and parents.

Presented by Halton Industry Educational Council (HIEC), and supported by both Halton school boards, Careers Unlimited will be supported by more than 150 exhibitors from across Halton Region. Exhibitors will provide a wide range of information in a student friendly walk-about environment.

HIEC was created in 1989 to enhance career education and create better opportunities for Halton's youth. Careers Unlimited 2004 is one of the ways in which HIEC's mandate is addressed.

As a student of Notre Dame Secondary, I am proud of my school's involvement in such a worthwhile program.

A partnership with organizations such as HIEC serves to benefit students in our school by presenting them with an opportunity to better understand the world after secondary school. With such a diverse and multi-talented student body, a fair such as Careers Unlimited is necessary to provide all of our students with a variety of possibilities when planning for their future.

I feel that it is essential that students understand the many career options they have to choose from.

This exhibition will provide a unique opportunity to see and speak with representatives of so many professions and trades.

In order to be fully prepared, we must begin to plan now. Attending Careers Unlimited 2004 is a step in the right direction.

The walk-about format of the exhibition will be helpful to students and parents. This is a way to get information not just from pamphlets and flyers but through speaking with individuals who are there to help.

Being informed and planning ahead is the key to success.

Our community is only as strong as its future generations. With opportunities to grow and fully plan their futures, Halton's young people are well on their way to maintaining the success of our region and its constituent municipalities.

Careers Unlimited 2004 is proof of the commitment that our region's educators and businesses have for this ideal. I hope that students and parents will take advantage of this wonderful career education opportunity.