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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.
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!
Making every day Career Day in Waterloo Region
Businesses and other organizations are challenged to help make every day Career Day. Individuals are challenged to share the story of their career journey to inspire students.
Why James Wyatt volunteers with the Speakers Bureau
James Wyatt is a martial arts instructor and business owner is a member of the Speakers Bureau. He shares his career story to help inspire youth in making their own choices.
Why Dan Orchard volunteers with the Speakers Bureau
Dan Orchard is a marine mechanic in Cambridge who is a long time volunteer with the BEP Speakers bureau. Part of the reason why he shares his career story is to encourage students to consider becoming apprentices in the skilled trades.
Why Brittany Schuett volunteers with the Speakers Bureau
Brittany Schuett is an audiologist in Cambridge that shares her career journey as a member of the BEP Speakers Bureau. She likes sparking the deeper conversations that assist making academic choices and setting career goals.
Why Razeena Khan volunteers with the Speakers Bureau
Razeena Khan is a pharmacist but it took her awhile to figure out that was her career path. That's an important reason why she now shares her story to inspire youth making career choices.
Why volunteer as a speaker with BEP Waterloo Region? - Part 1
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.
That's all for now :)
That's all for now :)