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.
On April 19, approximately 35 students will work in teams to create innovative approaches to help the centre increase awareness of, and participation in, their programs and facilities during the spring and summer months.
SHSM allows students to focus on a career path that matches their skills and interests and helps them gain important on-the-job experience with potential employers.
The second event involves students from St. Gabriel’s Catholic Elementary School who will compete in a Money Fair showcase in celebration of Talk With Our Kids About Money Day April 18 at Scotia Plaza in Toronto.
The program was created by the Canadian Foundation for Economic Education (CFEE) and supported by Scotiabank and is designed to engage teachers and parents to help young people learn more about money and personal finances.
In 2016, more than 500,000 young people and 5,000 schools across Canada participated in Talk With Our Kids About Money.
HIEC has been the Ontario coordinator connecting CFEE with educators across the province to raise awareness of their toolkit of resources and to identify classes interested in attending.
April 13, 2017)