Men as Career Coaches
Young men need access to adult role models who are willing to share their career pathways, encourage positive self-esteem and promote the goals and aspirations of youth. To meet this demand, the Halton Industry Education Council (HIEC), in partnership with the Ontario Trillium Foundation, is excited to host Men as Career Coaches (MACC) events.
MACC was inspired by the very successful Women as Career Coaches (WACC) program, which has more than doubled its attendance since 2005. Like the WACC program, MACC will operate as a free-to-attend intergenerational mentoring program that encourages community members to act as career coaches and discuss their goals, career pathways, and accomplishments with younger generations. Student participants, ranging from grades 9 through 12, will become more informed about the many opportunities available to them in the world of work, while interacting with adult role models. Using the successful career coaching model from WACC, MACC will assist in building a culture of mentorship that will have lasting impact in Halton Region.
This informal and dynamic event offers attendees a free buffet dinner, the opportunity to listen to many interesting and diverse speakers and allows participant engagement through many interactive activities. Participation in this event is free of charge and open to all men.
To get involved, please e-mail Michelle Marino or call
905-634-2575 ext. 30.