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News Release: Career stories to inspire hundreds of students

February 8, 2021

News release to share Explore Your Future format in 2021


For immediate Release: February 8, 2021

Career stories to inspire hundreds of students

Waterloo Region - As Waterloo Region students return to the classroom, more than 250 of them are looking towards the future and exploring their career choices at Explore Your Future. This year the annual event presented by the Business and Education Partnership of Waterloo Region (BEPWR)is a series of four online panel discussions that inform youth in grades 7 to 12 about their career options and helps them plan a pathway to reach their goal. Registration is free thanks to sponsors and includes access to all four sessions. It remains open until the series ends.

At the first session on February 10 at 6:30 p.m., three local post-secondary students share how they made decisions about their future in high school and they have coped with their studies during the pandemic. On February 24, students can learn how people working in technology or the trades use their head, hands and heart to create, fix and design the things we need and use everyday. On March 10, a panel of entrepreneurs share their experiences building and leading companies. And finally on March 24, professionals working in fields related to health care share how they use their skills to support and heal.

“Despite a most unusual school experience over the past year,” said Scott Vehoeve, Executive Director of BEPWR, “they still face deadlines for making academic decisions and choosing a career path. We’re thrilled that so many families see value in these online sessions and hope our panellists’ stories inspire Waterloo Region’s youth.”

BEPWR appreciates the support of Explore Your Future’s sponsors. The title sponsor for this series is Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc. Additional sponsors are Sonova Canada, Clarion Medical Technologies, Teledyne DALSA and the Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin. The Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) at both the Waterloo Region District School Board and the Waterloo Catholic District School Board sponsored the session on trades careers.

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