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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 attracting, engaging, and redeploying talent all over RBC. Leona will share her expertise in Work Integrated Learning and how RBC’s innovative Career Launch program is

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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 to explore the wide variety of post-secondary options available to them. Spotlight speakers will share their own career journeys; offer insights gained throughout their careers

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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 focus will be on sharing career experiences, insights, and journeys with young women in an informal, interactive format. Throughout the evening, 600+ young women and

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HIEC celebrates 28 years by issuing a call for new and stronger partnerships

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Halton, ON – Halton Industry Education Council is marking our 28th anniversary on November 17 by putting out a call for renewed partnership between industry and education across Ontario. “HIEC’s 28 years serving this community and the province are a testament to the value of strong partnerships,” says Brent Scowen, the Chair of HIEC’s Board of Directors and President of Acosta Canada. “Everything HIEC has accomplished for youth has been rooted in partnership — this landmark anniversary is an opportunity to renew and strengthen those partnerships, and create new ones.” HIEC, a not-for-profit social enterprise and registered

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