Make every day career day for Waterloo Region youth!
Provide opportunities for our youth to explore and experience different career options, set goals and plan a pathway to achieve them.
Why get involved?
By getting involved, your organization can:
- Give back to the community by helping our youth make informed career decisions
- Invest in building the workforce of the future
- Raise awareness of career options in your industry
- Provide rewarding professional development opportunities for your staff
- Demonstrate your company is an employer of choice
Through our partnerships, we can also connect local organizations to discounted recruitment opportunities that reach beyond Waterloo Region.
6 Ways to Start Helping Youth
Your organization contributes to a healthy community when youth can make informed decisions about their future.
Through our Speakers Bureau, we connect you or your employees to career talks with grade 7 - 12 students across Waterloo Region. Since 2002, over 100,000 local students have participated in career talks organized through the Speakers Bureau.
Become a high school co-op employer
To gain confidence and insight into their interest, knowledge and skills, high school students need virtual and in-person opportunities to participate in the workforce. Become a co-op employer so high school students can experience many different types of jobs.
Give to support better futures
When your organization gives to support our work, you help make better futures possible for Waterloo Region students in grades 7 to 12 while doing good for your business too.
We also offer sponsorship opportunities for programs and special events.
Share Your Challenges
Our Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship (ICE) Challenges engage students to design solutions for problems facing local organizations.
Help students get to know your workplace
Edge Factor is an online platform used by local high schools where students can learn about local companies, different job options and related information such as the skills required.
Showcase careers in your industry at Explore Your Future
Showcase careers in your industry at Explore Your Future, Waterloo Region's annual career expo for grade 7-12 students and their parents and guardians.
I have been a supporter of the BEP for many years because I believe it is vital for our youth to be made aware of the vast array of career options available as well as learning what the business realities are so they … are better prepared for the world of work.
HR Manager, Teledyne DALSA
The BEP provides a chance to speak with students about their career aspirations and to discuss with them the career opportunities within the manufacturing industry. It also allows for us to showcase what our company offers students specifically (ie. co-op positions).
Human Resources Director, Ontario Drive & Gear
It is a great way to influence tomorrow’s workforce and present the benefits of your careers to youth and their parents.
Director of HR