June 26, 2020 – The Oakville Awards for Business Excellence recently announced that the Halton Industry Education Council (HIEC) was the recipient of the CN Charity/Not-For-Profit Excellence Award. The award was presented at the 25th Annual Oakville Awards for Business Excellence, live on Facebook, on Monday, June 22, 2020. Award presentation can be found here: 25th Annual OABE: CN Charity/Not-For-Profit Excellence Award Halton Industry Education Council (HIEC) has been developing our community’s future workforce for over 30 years! HIEC focuses on partnership, mentorship and workforce development with youth across Halton Region. For three decades HIEC has been developing and delivering innovative programs and services that leverage technologies, advance community collaboration, strengthen economic development, inspire mentorship, and help young people succeed HIEC strives to empower youth in their career exploration and contribute to their overall mental wellness as it relates to future planning and opportunities. This includes, building stronger connections between educators, employers, and the students who will make up the future workforce through their Career Awareness Program, hosting inspiring community events, and managing multiple technologies that focus on workforce development. Through the Career Awareness Program, HIEC supports 7,000 students a year as they prepare to transition into high school. The program is for grade 7 students and helps them identify their individual values, skills and interests. During their visit, students also have the opportunity to investigate 3500+ different occupations that are outlined in the Career Development Lab. Students can also participate in a life work simulation program, which provides them with a better understanding of working conditions, salaries,
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 Post-Pandemic Workforce – include Steven Tobin from the Labour Market Information Council, Sarah Watts-Rynard from Polytechnics Canada, Trudy Parsons from MDB Insight, Gladys Okine from the Canadian Council for Youth Prosperity and Jake Hirsch-Allen from LinkedIn along with moderator Ron Painter from the National Association of Workforce Boards. The extent to which history might inform the path forward for labour market planning will be among the topics covered as panelists address the pressing workforce and economic development issues facing Canadian communities. “We’ll be talking about the longer-term impact on skills and knowledge requirements, and the best ways to coordinate our efforts to maximize the speed of recovery” explains Trudy Parsons, Executive Vice-President at MDB Insight and a founding partner of Workforce Central Canada. “There are considerable challenges ahead and it’s vital that workforce issues are part of our national recovery conversation. Recovery will take time and will require our full attention. We need to be asking key questions and rallying our national capabilities” she adds. The panel’s expertise includes post-secondary education and training, labour market
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.
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.
InsideHalton.com – 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.
InsideHalton.com – 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.
InsideHalton.com – April 8, 2016 | If you were in need of inspiration, the Women as Career Coaches event held last week at the Burlington Convention Centre was the place to be. Organized by the Halton Industry Education Council (HIEC) each year, the event draws hundreds of high school girls and female mentors from a myriad of professions, for an evening of conversation and empowerment. read more >