Finding my Career Plan

By: Kaylah Sebastian, Grade 11 Student As long-time champions of experiential learning, it’s important for us to offer co-op, internship, volunteer and summer job experiences to students at all levels of their education. We learn just as much from our co-op students as they learn from us! We’re excited to start a blog series highlighting … Read more

Ontario Connecting Young People With Career Opportunities in Halton Region

BURLINGTON — Ontario is investing $488,550 through the Halton Industry Education Council’s  (HIEC) new program called Gateway to the Trades – Making the Connection to help 120 young people explore the skilled trades as a career opportunity. HIEC will work closely with Skills Ontario to give young people advice and coaching to improve their resumes, prepare for … Read more

Minister Karina Gould Visits the Halton Industry Education Council (HIEC) to Announce Further Funding for Intergenerational Mentorship Program, Expanding Online Safety and Technological Literacy for Seniors

(September 11, 2020) – HIEC was pleased to host The Honourable Karina Gould (MP, Burlington), at their Burlington-based office today for an announcement of an extra $21,000 of funding for the organization’s Expanding Online Safety and Technological LIteracy for Seniors program. This funding is in addition to the original project funding that was awarded to … Read more

HIEC receives CN Charity/Not-For-Profit Excellence Award

June 26, 2020  – The Oakville Awards for Business Excellence recently announced that the Halton Industry Education Council (HIEC) was the recipient of the CN Charity/Not-For-Profit Excellence Award. The award was presented at the 25th Annual Oakville Awards for Business Excellence, live on Facebook, on Monday, June 22, 2020. Award presentation can be found here:  25th Annual OABE: CN Charity/Not-For-Profit Excellence Award … Read more

Rising Stronger: Preparing Canada’s Post-Pandemic Workforce

May 8, 2020 Workforce experts convene national dialogue about Canada’s post- pandemic labour market  (May 8, 2020) – Beyond the immediate surge in unemployment rates across the country, the impact of COVID-19 on Canada’s workforce and strategies to mobilize around key priorities will be examined when an expert panel convenes on May 13, 2020 for … Read more


May 5, 2020 The world has changed in a short period of time and young people have a lot of questions and face uncertainty when it comes to planning for their futures. HIEC’s #CareerConversations can help. Please consider supporting the HIEC – Career Lab this #GivingTuesdayNow so we can support more young people through virtual … Read more

COVID19 Event Update – Men as Career Coaches

March 31, 2020 – HIEC continues to monitor developments with COVID-19 and the rapidly changing situation as our community makes a conscious effort to practice social distancing with a view to minimizing the spread of COVID-19.  These are uncertain times for so many of our event participants, volunteers and supporters and our priority is their safety. With … Read more

COVID19 – HIEC Event Update

March 13, 2020 – Ontario’s chief medical officer Dr. David Williams has just announced the “immediate suspension” of all gatherings over 250 people because of the risks of #COVID19. Given the volume of attendees at Women as Career Coaches and our commitment to do our part to stop the further spread of COVID19 we will … Read more


March 12, 2020 – Burlington, Ontario – The Halton Industry Education Council (HIEC) continues to monitor and assess new developments pertaining to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). In terms of the HIEC’s upcoming events, we are taking our lead from Public Health, who is currently not suggesting the postponement or cancellation of any scheduled events. As a result, … Read more