Established in 1978 as Canada’s first Industry-Education Council (IEC), we are a not-for-profit organization located in Hamilton, Ontario. We champion career exploration. Through programming, group mentoring and facilitating partnership discussions, we help our stakeholders showcase their industry or sector, to their future workforce, through practical hands-on learning opportunities. Whether you are: a business owner with an impending skills shortage; an individual with an interest in mentoring the next generation; or a teacher who would like to bring your curriculum to life, we can help you make the right connections.
To foster partnerships among industry, business, education and other community groups in greater Hamilton, that support experiential learning opportunities for all learners
1. Developing quality industry, business, education partnerships
2. Enhancing career development opportunities for all learners, through discovery of viable pathways leading to employment
3. Supporting future workforce development for Hamilton’s business and industry sectors through partnership facilitation with the education sector