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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

Halton Industry Education Council Presents Annual Breakfast with the Mayors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BURLINGTON, ON (May 22, 2018) – The Halton Industry Education Council (HIEC) is proud to present keynote speaker Leona McCharles, VP Global Recruitment, RBC Royal Bank. As head of talent acquisition for RBC, Leona is focussed on driving an exceptional candidate/employee experience in support of RBC’s vision of becoming a digitally enabled relationship bank. Using Al and other innovative approaches to simplify how they attract Best Talent, Leona is actively engaged in

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9th Annual Men as Career Coaches Event Inspires youth Career Exploration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Evening offers career-planning support, mentorship and inspiration for young men Burlington, Ontario (April 18, 2018) – Halton Industry Education Council is pleased to announce the annual Men as Career Coaches event to bring together young men in the Halton region with adult male mentors for a night of open conversations about occupational pathways, post-secondary destinations and work/life balance. Now in its ninth year, the event seeks to inspire male high school students

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Annual Women as Career Coaches Event Inspires Youth in Career Exploration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Forum offers support, mentorship and inspiration for young women planning their careers Burlington, Ontario (March 1, 2018) – The Halton Industry Education Council is proud to present the 14th annual Women as Career Coaches mentorship event. This event is designed to support young women in the Halton community and inspire them to have open conversations about occupational pathways, post- secondary destinations and work/life balance. The event will include many elements, but the

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Media Coverage

HIEC Breakfast with Mayors encourages young people to be flexible – 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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Halton Industry Education Council hosts another successful Men as Career Coaches – April 30, 2017 | One was a high school dropout, two immigrated to Canada as youngsters, another began a new career in his 40s and two were teenagers. But all had inspiring stories of success and determination to share during Men as Career Coaches (MACC), presented by Halton Industry Education Council HIEC). The event, in its eighth year, brings together mentors and male students from across Halton and was held last Wednesday at the Burlington Convention Centre.

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Burlington students involved in Halton Industry Education Council activities next week – April 13, 2017 | The Halton Industry Education Council (HIEC) is involved in a couple of special events with Burlington students next week. The first one will involve students from Assumption and Corpus Christi high schools enrolled in the Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) program, who will participate in Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship (ICE) training to build these skills through a series of activities to solve real challenges faced by the Mattamy National Cycling Centre in Milton.

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