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Youth and Families

Explore your career options and how to get there

A Career Day is a great chance to explore career options and to figure out how to achieve your goals. We're here to make every day Career Day for you.

Check out our tools and resources that help you make informed decisions about your future.

Upcoming Events

Get started with Explore Your Future

Here's your chance to explore many career options from people working in them now. Learn what they do and how they got there. Ask them questions!

Explore Your Future offers a series of virtual panels organized around different themes. We also hope it can include an in-person career fair in 2022.

While this program is specially designed to help students in grades 7 to 9 explore their career options, it is open to all youth.

View the Career Profiles



Get started exploring our toolbox

Our toolbox features several ways for you to explore different jobs, fields of work and a look inside workplaces.

Career Profiles

Many of our volunteer speakers share their job description and their career journeys. Check them out!

Virtual Workplace Tours

Several businesses and organizations have opened their doors to give potential employees a chance to see their workplace. Check them out!

Recommended Resources

We also suggest a number of other tools for exploring your career options including those offered by Edge Factor, myBlueprint and FindYourJob.ca from the Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo, Wellington, Dufferin. Check these and more out now!

Learning by doing

Our experiential learning section features many ways that you can learn by doing.

While you are in high school, you can get real world work experience to learn skills and try out different career options. You can even get a head start on getting into the workforce as an apprentice. Learn more.

Check out these options:

Want to figure out which options work for you?

Use the discovery tool

SHARE YOUR STORY

How do real world work experiences make a difference?

Do you have a story about high school co-op or other experiential learning opportunities in action here in Waterloo Region?

Share your story with us so we can inspire more high school students, educators, and businesses to get involved!

Submit your story

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Looking for more resources for families and youth?

Family Compass is your first step to finding community-based services and supports for parents, youth and children in Waterloo Region.

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