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

Announcing The Parents as Career Coaches Podcast

The Parents as Career Coaches Podcast is a series of conversations that will help parents and other adults have optimistic conversations with young people about their future. We’ll be talking to some of the leading voices in career development and education to ask them: how can family members and caregivers support the young people in their lives as they think about and prepare for the future?

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

Online Learning During COVID-19

HIEC’s virtual marketing and communications summer student Ashley Emmens shares her thoughts about online learning, along with ideas for how students can make the best of their virtual education.

My Educational Journey

HIEC’s virtual marketing and communications summer student Ashley Emmens shares her personal educational journey, and some key takeaways she has learned so far.

A Tale of Two Board Chairs

HIEC’s first ever Chair of the Board and current Chair of the Board share their memories about HIEC’s past and ideas for HIEC’s future to mark the organization’s 30 anniversary.