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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 Get Started

Here are six of the ways your organization can support local students and schools:

01

Join The
Speakers Bureau

Through the 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.

Learn more

02

Share Your Challenges

Our Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship Challenges engage students to design solutions for problems facing local organizations.

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03

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.

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04

Give students a workplace tour

Showcase your workplace. Allow us to create a virtual tour of your workplace for students and classes to explore, anytime and anywhere.

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05

Become a 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 youth can experience many different types of jobs.

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06

Become A Sponsor

When you sponsor our work, events or programs, you help us make a positive impact on more students in grades 7 to 12 while doing good for your business too.

Learn about partnership

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.

—Marion NeisenHR 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).

—Sandi YoungHuman 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.

—Bruce FraserDirector of HR

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