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Career Expos

Explore possible future careers

Making career decisions can be extremely overwhelming. At the BEP, we work to alleviate the stress of this journey by organizing career expos that help young people better understand their options, access detailed advice from industry experts, and figure out next steps.

After participating:

86% feel more confident about their (or their child’s) future career choices

87% have a stronger understanding of how career options fit with their interests

100% of exhibitors would recommend this opportunity to other companies

How it works

Our events connect local students with experienced industry professionals.

Staff from real companies provide students with valuable information and are able to answer any questions. We bring industry experts to the forefront to engage and educate our students.

Our exhibitors contribute their time, expertise, and a nominal fee to make these learning experiences possible — free of charge — for local families. To accommodate busy schedules, our career expos are organized drop-in style.

Upcoming Events

Waterloo Region’s 4th Annual Explore Your Future career expo

Explore Your Future is an annual, interactive career expo which brings students, parents, and educators together with local businesses to better understand career options that exist in Waterloo Region.

Venue

Date:Date and Time TBD

Location:Virtual

Details: Thanks to the contributions of our sponsors and exhibitors, Explore Your Future is FREE for participants. Registration is required.

Exhibitors: Registration link coming soon.

Participants: Registration link coming soon.

You can make a difference

Our career expos create a positive impact on young people in Waterloo Region.

You can help us make this experience possible for more people by:

  • Telling a parent or educator you know about an upcoming event
  • Sharing posts with your network on social media
  • Joining us as an exhibitor*
  • Joining us as an exhibitor*

*Details to follow: subscribe to our newsletter, or contact us below for updates.

The electrical engineer my son and I spoke with at WalterFedy was great. The openness for sharing why he chose the field, high school classes that he took, why he loves his job, and the opportunities sparked excitement. My son left that conversation and said ‘this is what I want to do.’

—Parent

I learned that there are so many more options that what I previously thought there was.

—Student

Talking to professionals in the field and making those connections at such a young age is so beneficial . It also helped me as a parent to understand my daughter’s needs and wants more so that I can assist her more effectively.

—Parent

We recommend the event to anyone in high school or grade 7-8. The number of employers that came out to the event was very impressive. Representatives were knowledgeable and helpful. We learned a lot from them.

—Parent and Student

We were most impressed by the knowledgeable staff of various organizations and businesses who shared their enthusiasm with us. We talked to a number of employers and organizations who showed a real interest in us and shared their experience with coop students and educational backgrounds required.

—Parent

Not only is it a good networking opportunity to gain some shine on your own business but it is also rewarding to know you are able to reach out to the younger generation.

—Lidia PinedaInsurance Broker, Staebler Insurance

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, Steelcraft

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