Parents as Career Coaches: Empowering Conversations with the Experts

This December, HIEC is releasing its new podcast series, Parents as Career Coaches, which aims to help guardians, parents, and influential adults facilitate illuminating career-centered conversations with the young people in their lives. The first three episodes of the series will be housed at and can be found where you stream your podcasts, including … Read more

5 Ways to Support HIEC this Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is becoming an increasingly popular social event to support non-profit organizations. Using the hashtags #GivingTuesday and #GivingTuesdayCa for Canadian-specific content, it’s an opportunity to highlight the importance of our work now and into the future. Our work is vital in providing youth with opportunity now and supporting programs that help youth succeed in … Read more

HIEC turns 34: grows from Halton Region to all of Canada

On November 17, 2023, Halton Industry Education Council (HIEC) celebrates 34 years of bringing career development, training, mentorship and job networking to young people in the Halton region. Over the years, HIEC has seen the demand for its services and programs grow. The Career Awareness Program, including its Career Lab, has remained popular with thousands … Read more

Gateway to the Trades Open House was thrilled to welcome skilled trades job seekers, employers, partners and government stakeholders to our Burlington offices for our Gateway to the Trades Open House.  This two-day event provided future skilled trades professionals with the opportunity to build their network and their knowledge of the skilled trades pathway, with a focus on connecting to … Read more

Reflections on 33 Years of HIEC

Reflections on 33 years of HIEC  Kelly Hoey, Executive Director, Today, HIEC is celebrating its 33rd anniversary. From our humble beginnings as a volunteer-run organization – a committee of our Halton Chambers of Commerce, in fact. Since then, we have grown to become a leading provider of career exploration programs and services for young … Read more

Take Our Kids to Work Day 2022

For decades now, companies across Canada have been opening their doors to grade 9 students on what has become known as Take Our Kids to Work Day. This day is an annual event where children are given the opportunity to job-shadow their parents or another adult relative/family friend for a day. For many students, it … Read more