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Explore Your Future

Your future starts now by exploring career options

Explore Your Future is a series of events that brings together local youth in grades 7-12, their parents/guardians, and community members to explore career options.

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

In Person Career Expos

Explore Your Future started in 2017 as a career expo aimed at helping local grades 7-12 students and their families better understand career options. Over 3000 students/parents and 75 interactive exhibitors participated at our most recent expo in 2023. You can sign up for our upcoming career expos here.

Wednesday, May 1, 5-8pm at Tapestry Hall in Cambridge


Wednesday, May 15, 5-8pm at The Aud in Kitchener


After the Event

Blog Post: Becoming Your Child's Career Coach

Explore Your Future: Feedback and Reflection Form

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Virtual Career Events

During the 2021-2023 school years, we offered monthly webinars featuring career speakers around specific themes. The virtual events have been discontinued but the live recordings are a great resource for young people and their families to learn about career options from real people in our community.

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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