Deciding which career path to follow is a difficult decision for many youth. Explore Your Future is a unique opportunity for youth in grades 7-12 to explore career options alongside their parent/guardians.
Featuring over 75 local employers and community organizations, Explore Your Future allows families to learn about prominent industries in Waterloo Region, and the steps they can take for learning in high school and beyond.
Over 900 parents and youth registered to participate last year. As a result of participating:
- 86% of participants feel more confident about their (or their child’s) future career choices
- 87% of participants have a stronger understanding of how available career options can fit with their strengths and interests
- 100% of exhibitors would recommend this opportunity to other companies
Here is a testimonial from a parent attendee at one of our Explore Your Future events:
"The first fellow that my son and I spoke with at WalterFedy was great. He was an electrical engineer. The openness for sharing why he chose the field, high school classes that he took, why he loves his job, and the opportunities sparked excitement. My son left that conversation and said 'this is what I want to do.'"
Note that Explore Your Future 2020 has been cancelled due to concerns around Covid-19.
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