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

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

Halton Industry Education Council Presents Annual Breakfast with the Mayors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BURLINGTON, ON (May 22, 2018) – The Halton Industry Education Council (HIEC) is proud to present keynote speaker Leona McCharles, VP Global Recruitment, RBC Royal Bank. As head of talent acquisition for RBC, Leona is focussed on driving an exceptional candidate/employee experience in support of RBC’s vision of becoming a digitally enabled … Read more

9th Annual Men as Career Coaches Event Inspires youth Career Exploration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Evening offers career-planning support, mentorship and inspiration for young men Burlington, Ontario (April 18, 2018) – Halton Industry Education Council is pleased to announce the annual Men as Career Coaches event to bring together young men in the Halton region with adult male mentors for a night of open conversations about occupational … Read more

Annual Women as Career Coaches Event Inspires Youth in Career Exploration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Forum offers support, mentorship and inspiration for young women planning their careers Burlington, Ontario (March 1, 2018) – The Halton Industry Education Council is proud to present the 14th annual Women as Career Coaches mentorship event. This event is designed to support young women in the Halton community and inspire them to … Read more