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The world has changed in a short period of time and young people have a lot of questions and face uncertainty when it comes to planning for their futures. HIEC’s #CareerConversations can help. Please consider supporting the HIEC – Career Lab this #GivingTuesdayNow so we can support more young people through virtual career counselling. HIEC has the expertise, we need your help to build our capacity. Donate now

HIEC Responds to COVID-19

COVID-19 is having a major impact on the charitable sector. HIEC has joined in coalition with over 170 leaders from Canadian charities to request urgent financial aid and federal action to prevent the charitable sector from suffering irreparable damage amid the pandemic.

Without immediate intervention to save Canada’s charitable sector, Canadians will not only lose a major source of employment and economic activity, they will also lose their most active community partners – partners who are well positioned to respond to, manage, and help aid the recovery from this crisis at home and abroad.

Here at HIEC we are strategically pivoting our programs to continue to inspire informed career decisions and keep the career conversations going.

Read the letter here:

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What is HIEC?

“Having 7000 students walk through our doors in the course of a year – that’s 35 every morning and 35 every afternoon – that’s a great way to remind you every day about the impact and the importance of what we do.”

Learn more about HIEC from our Executive Director, Kelly Hoey.

Press Releases

COVID19 Event Update – Men as Career Coaches

March 31, 2020 – HIEC continues to monitor developments with COVID-19 and the rapidly changing situation as our community makes a conscious effort to practice social distancing with a view to minimizing the spread of COVID-19.  These are uncertain times for so many of our event participants, volunteers and supporters and our priority is their safety. With that in mind, we have decided to postpone Men as Career Coaches, scheduled to take place April 23, 2020 at the

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COVID19 – HIEC Event Update

March 13, 2020 – Ontario’s chief medical officer Dr. David Williams has just announced the “immediate suspension” of all gatherings over 250 people because of the risks of #COVID19. Given the volume of attendees at Women as Career Coaches and our commitment to do our part to stop the further spread of COVID19 we will be postponing Women as Career Coaches that was scheduled to take place on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at the Burlington

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COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS: HIEC Event Update

March 12, 2020 – Burlington, Ontario – The Halton Industry Education Council (HIEC) continues to monitor and assess new developments pertaining to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). In terms of the HIEC’s upcoming events, we are taking our lead from Public Health, who is currently not suggesting the postponement or cancellation of any scheduled events. As a result, we are proceeding as planned with all upcoming HIEC events, including Women as Career Coaches on March 25, 2020 and

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NEWS

Rising Stronger: Preparing Canada’s Post-Pandemic Workforce

May 8, 2020 Workforce experts convene national dialogue about Canada’s post- pandemic labour market  (May 8, 2020) – Beyond the immediate surge in unemployment rates across the country, the impact of COVID-19 on Canada’s workforce and strategies to mobilize around key priorities will be examined when an expert panel convenes on May 13, 2020 for a 60-minute online forum hosted by Workforce Central Canada. Confirmed panelists for the live event – Rising Stronger: Preparing Canada’s

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#GivingTuesdayNow

May 5, 2020 The world has changed in a short period of time and young people have a lot of questions and face uncertainty when it comes to planning for their futures. HIEC’s #CareerConversations can help. Please consider supporting the HIEC – Career Lab this #GivingTuesdayNow so we can support more young people through virtual career counselling. HIEC has the expertise, we need your help to build our capacity.

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HIEC Breakfast with Mayors encourages young people to be flexible

InsideHalton.com – May 26, 2018 | When Leona McCharles was six years old, she wanted to be a nun or an astronaut. Later in school, a punch test declared she should be a cartoonist or a researcher. Definitely not a banker. Yet here she is today, vice-president of global recruitment at RBC. McCharles was the keynote speaker at the Halton Industry Education Council’s (HIEC) Breakfast With the Mayors at the Oakville Conference Centre on Friday morning.

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HIEC Media Contact: Debra Thompson | 905-634-2575 ext. 13 | dthompson@hiec.on.ca