Explore Your Future - Kitchener 2023

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Explore Your Future - Kitchener 2023

Explore Your Future brings together local grade 7-12 students and their parents/guardians to explore opportunities for work and learning.

By BEP Waterloo Region

When and where

Date and time

Wed, May 17, 2023 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT


The Aud 400 East St Kitchener, ON N2H 1Z6 Canada

About this event

  • 3 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Parents: did you know that YOU are the most significant influencer of your children's career choices? When they start asking questions you can't answer, visit local experts who can, at Explore Your Future!

Explore Your Future helps parents, students and educators to better understand opportunities for work and learning here in Waterloo Region.  Over 75 exhibitors will showcase careers and answer your questions, including:

  • Post-secondary institutions such as Conestoga College, University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Local employers in sectors like construction, advanced manufacturing, health care, technology, business, arts, and more
  • Community agencies with resources on how to get experience through employment, volunteering or starting a business 
  • Experts in Experiential Learning and Career/Life Planning from the Waterloo Region and Waterloo Catholic school boards 

In addition to exhibitors, info sessions will be offered on high interest topics such as:

  • Apprenticeship: What it is and how students can try and start one for free through the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program
  • How students can focus on what interests them most while in high school (like arts, business, healthcare or technology) through the Specialist High Skills Major program
  • And more to come!

Thanks to our generosity of our sponsors and exhibitors, Explore Your Future is FREE to the public. To avoid lineups at the door and to be eligible to win prizes, register in advance! Registration is required so that we can communicate important details to attendees in advance, and track overall participation for our funders. 

If you are a company interested in being an exhibitor, register here.

About the organizer

Organized by
BEP Waterloo Region

The Business and Education Partnership of Waterloo Region (BEP) is an award-winning charity that helps youth better understand and prepare for the world of work. We do this by creating career exploration, skill development, and networking opportunities between local students and industry professionals. By bringing Waterloo Region together to invest in our future workforce, we strengthen our local economy and community.