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The Career Education Council (CEC) is a registered charity that serves Guelph, Wellington, and Dufferin. We create partnerships and provide experiences that provide youth with meaningful opportunities for experiential learning, career exploration and skill development. 

Additionally, we help youths to explore their career opportunities and discover strong connections to the workforce. We do this through educating and informing them about post-secondary and job opportunities, serving as a bridge between business, industry, and the workplace.

Furthermore, we connect directly with youth to assist them in gaining an understanding of employment trends that will influence their ability to find meaningful, fulfilling work in the future. Our focus is on in-demand careers that reflect our local employment landscape.

The CEC provides classroom and community workshops along with career events that provide youth with opportunities for experiential learning, career exploration, and skill development. We work closely with community partners, school boards, teachers, and local employers to stay informed on ways that we can best serve youth in our community. 

You can get involved with the CEC, while helping us to accomplish our vision of a thriving workforce by:

  1. Becoming a Friend of the CEC 
  2. Activating resources on our Career Exploration Portal 
  3. Participating in events/sponsorship of events
  4. Becoming a Community Career Speaker or Mentor (CCSM)
  5. Joining our Connect-ED Skills Training program as a design and marketing mentor

Stay updated on the CEC’s many initiatives by subscribing to our newsletter here: Join our mailing list!

Career Exploration Portal

This portal provides certifications for SHSM students, virtual work tours, career profile videos and employment features. We are currently expanding our careers section on the portal, if you are a local business looking to expand your workforce opportunities or to expand the knowledge on your sector, please do not hesitate to contact us. This is an excellent opportunity for businesses to create a purposeful and meaningful impact on youths in finding the right career path. 

For more information or if you are interested in joining our portal please contact: nichole.buisman@ugdsb.on.ca or cec-cep@outlook.com 

Volunteer Program, Co-op students and Field Placements

CEC is always looking for volunteer opportunities, co-op students and field placements from high school post-secondary programs. If you are interested in completing your community hours or enriching your co-op program connect with us! Careers/roles within this organization include: events, facilitation, social media, marketing, sales and outreach. 

Friends of CEC

Become a Friend of CEC by donating to Support Communities, Youth, Employers and Workforce Development, Education and Workplace Wellness and Readiness. You can mail your cheque payable to the Career Education Council to: Career Education Council, 271 Stephanie Drive, Guelph, ON Canada, N1K 1T1.


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