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