Men As Career Coaches’ Inspires A Culture Of Mentorship In Halton
Following your dreams and the power of mentorship were key messages at the third annual Men as Career Coaches event, held Thursday, February 23, 2012 at the Burlington Convention Centre. An audience of over 300 men — made up of adult career coaches from diverse career backgrounds and high school students — took part in the intergenerational mentoring event, organized by the Halton Industry Education Council (HIEC). The program was driven by the belief that young men need access to adult role models who are willing to share their career pathways, encourage positive self-esteem and promote the goals and dreams of youth.
Keynote speaker Joel Hilchey capped off the program. Joel is founder of The Beanstalk Project, a youth engagement initiative to promote global citizenship, develop youth leadership, and create positive social change. He spoke about the need to explore your options and take intelligent risks in life. Those risks, he said, can lead to big rewards.
'Joel Hilchey was relevant and entertaining,' said one attendee. 'His presentation taught me to take intelligent risks and go after my dreams.'
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