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VISION & MISSION
 

We are a partnership of business and education leaders with a vision that all Waterloo Region youth are prepared to be successful in the future workforce. 


We prepare students by creating learning opportunities directly with local employers and industry professionals. Through our programs, students develop career awareness, relevant skills, and professional connections, leading to a stronger local workforce, economy, and community.

 

         

 

 


IMPACT
 

Over 10,000 youth participate in our programs annually. For more information, check out our most recent Impact Report or one of the testimonials on our YouTube channel. 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

HOW WE CONNECT INDUSTRY & EDUCATION
 

Are you an employer, association, industry professional, educator, parent or student? Here are current initiatives available through Waterloo Region's Business & Education Partnership: 

 

 

INITIATVE DATES PARTICIPATION OPPORTUNITIES FOR INDUSTRY 

 

PARTICIPATION OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS, TEACHERS, AND PARENTS

 

 

 Career Speakers Bureau

 

All School
Year
Share your career story with local students through classroom presentations Educators: request career speakers to visit your classroom

 

Community Innovation Challenges

 

November 12, 2019

March 11, 2019 

2 other Spring dates, TBD

 

Host a design thinking, coding, or math challenge related to your industry for a group of local grade 11-12 students. Educators: we can help you organize Sector Partnered Contextualized Learning Experiences (SPCEs) for your Specialist High Skills Major students. 

 

Career Pathways Expos 

 

 

Explore Your Future: April 8, 2020

 

Showcase your industry as an exhibitor or through info sessions Parents: attend with your grade 7-12 children
"ZOOM"
Career Pathways  Conferences


Workplace & Apprenticeship Pathways

April 28, 2020: Conestoga College,  Waterloo Campus

April 30, 2020: Coenstoga College, Cambridge Campus
 

Health Care Pathways

Spring 2020 (TBD)

 

Deliver interactive career exploration and skill development workshops related to your industry Educators: register students to participate in a day of interactive career exploration and skill development workshops in a field of their interest

 

Business Pitch Competition

 

May 27, 2020: Communitech Judge student business pitches

 

Educators: register your students to participate in this one-day pitch competition as part of your business course

 

Apps4Learning:
Coding Mentorship Program
January - June 2020 Mentor participating classes in app development
Educators: register your class to participate in this semester long project, which includes classroom visits from local coding professionals
 

 

For more information about any of our initiatives, navigate to the relevant page or contact info@bepwr.ca

 

     
 
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