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Seeking new members for our Board of Directors
BEP Waterloo Region is seeking new directors who want to help make a difference in the lives of youth while strengthening our future workforce, economy and community.
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada gives $50,000
Thank you to Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada for generously giving $50,000 to help make every day Career Day for youth across Waterloo Region.
Manveer's decision to become a paramedic
Manveer describes how a speaker from the Waterloo Region Association of Professional Paramedics helped her decide to be trained as a paramedic.
Mike Farwell chats about Make Every Day Career Day with Scott Verhoeve
Mike and Scott chat about the need for volunteers to share their career stories as part of our Speakers Bureau and for real life work experiences for high school students in Waterloo Region such as co-op placements and apprenticeships.
Chris Hergott of XL Tool talks about OYAP
Chris Hergott of XL Tool in Kitchener on the benefits of learning a skilled trade before becoming an engineer and why they participate in the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) to give opportunities to Waterloo Region high school students.
Help us make every day Career Day
As Executive Director of BEP Waterloo Region, I’d like to make a special appeal. Young people in our community determining how they plan to enter the workforce need your help.
Business and Education Partnership program links youth with mentors and co-op placements - The Record
WATERLOO REGION — As uncertainty looms about the future of work in and around Waterloo Region, a local charity is looking to renew partnerships with local employers and teenagers to help tomorrow’s workers plot their career path.
Abby shares how her high school co-op placement influenced her career path
In high school, Abby had an interest in a career in business. When she had a co-op placement with a local convenience store chain, she found she liked marketing. That led her to take a marketing program at Conestoga College.
5 Tips for being a successful parent mentor
The final post of our series on how a parent can be their child's mentor and guide for a better career pathway through high school and into the workforce.
Why volunteer as a speaker with BEP Waterloo Region? - Part 2
Volunteers in our Speakers Bureau love sharing the story of their career journey with youth in grades 7 to 12. They love inspiring youth who are exploring career choices and choosing pathways to achieve their goals. Help make every day Career Day!
That's all for now :)
That's all for now :)