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BEP Career Days


Career Days inform and inspire youth about career opportunities available to them in Waterloo Region, through interactive career exploration workshops led by industry professionals.


Since the inception of this program, 10,000 students and 1,000 volunteers have participated in Career Days geared towards a range of sectors. Last year, over 40 workshops were delivered to approximately 500 students in Waterloo Region, positively impacting students, educators and employers.



"ZOOM into the Workplace" Career Day


Zoom into the Workplace connects grade 11-12 students to employment supports and entry level work opportunities available after high school, through interactive career workshops delivered by local employers.  


This initiative, which has run in Waterloo Region for over 15 years, is organized in partnership with Conestoga College, the Waterloo Region DSB, the Waterloo Catholic DSB, Lutherwood, and Cambridge Career Connections.  


2019-2020 dates: 

  • April 28, 2020 - Conestoga College, Waterloo Campus (9AM - 1:30PM)
  • April 30, 2020 - Conestoga College, Doon Campus (9AM - 1:30PM)

Each "ZOOM into the Workplace" Career Day includes 13 workshops showcasing a range of industries to 200+ student participants. Learn more by reading this feature article in the Waterloo Region Record.


How to Get Involved: 

  • Employers: You can express interest here, no later than February 28, 2020, to deliver a 45 or 90-minute career exploration workshops to groups of 10-20 students. 

    "It is a great way to introduce our company as a first step from school to the workplace. Thank you.” 
    - Workshop Leader
  • Educators: contact info@bepwr.ca for more information on how to register students through your school board. 

    “This is an amazing opportunity for high school students to achieve an understanding of what career paths they could enter after high school. Every high school student should attend a Zoom Career Day.” 
    - High School Student



Career Pathways for Newcomer Youth 


Career Pathways for Newcomer Youth is a new event series geared towards high school students who have limited prior schooling and developing English language skills.


In Spring 2020, we are pleased to showcase careers in healthcare to 150 of these students, through interactive events hosted by 4 long term care homes: 


  • March 24, 2020 @ University Gates
  • April 21, 2020 @ Parkwood Seniors Community
  • May 21, 2020 @ Hilltop Manor
  • May 26, 2020 @ A.R. Gaudie (peopleCare) 

This initiative is a partnership of the Waterloo Region DSB and the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging.






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