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Career Conferences

Helping youth imagine new possibilities for their future

Career Conferences inform and inspire youth about career opportunities available to them in Waterloo Region, through interactive career exploration workshops led by industry professionals.

Since 2002:

56 career conferences organized, highlighting career pathways and sectors

1000+ industry professionals have volunteered their time and expertise

11,000 students have participated

ZOOM into the Workplace

ZOOM into the Workplace connects grade 11-12 students to employment supports and entry-level work opportunities available after high school, through interactive workshops delivered by local employers and community organizations.

Targeted towards youth expecting to go straight to work after high school, this career development initiative has run in Waterloo Region for over 15 years, in partnership with Waterloo Region DSB, Waterloo Catholic DSB, Conestoga College, Lutherwood, and Cambridge Career Connections.

Planning is currently underway for ZOOM into the Workplace 2021. Organizations or community members wishing to contribute their expertise are invited to contact us, or create a profile in our Partnership Portal.


2020-2021 Career Conference Dates

Spring 2021 Date and location TBD

Participating in this event will help me in the future because it gave me a broader perception of all the career opportunities in the technology industry, and the local opportunities for students my age.


We want to help educate students that Toyota is a place where you can start to build a long-term career right out of school.

—Chris McLeanSenior Manager, Talent Development & Transformation

I remember participating in the ZOOM Career Day in high school and it had an important impact on me deciding to study business in university.


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