News

Funding cut for Passport to Prosperity campaign

Published: 6/4/2012 - Author: Sherryl Petricevic
Letters were received across the province on May 18th from the Ministry of Education notifying the 26 Passport to Prosperity delivery agencies funding for 2012-2013 will not be continuing. A big shoc...

Did you know about the impact Passport to Prosperity made in local communities?

Published: 6/4/2012 - Author: Sherryl Petricevic
From November 2011 - March 31, 2012 , Passport to Prosperity coordinators had the following impact:

22,890 Employers connected with PtoP were actively involved with providing experiential learning...

Reminder: Career Series #4: Volunteerism + Management

Published: 5/8/2012 12:31:00 AM - Author: OBEP
On June 7, Kari Astles, St. Joseph’s Health Care, will wrap-up this four-part career series by introducing Grade 7 and Grade 8 students to volunteerism. Kari is the Coordinator of Volunteer Resources at St. Joseph's Healthcare. With 11 years of ...

Reminder: French Career Fair

Published: 5/3/2012 12:02:00 AM - Author: OBEP
Students will hear from business people who use French in their careers. They will learn how French can open doors to future opportunities!

Reminder: SLOME Science Technology Trades Interactive Exploration Day

Published: 5/2/2012 12:24:00 AM - Author: OBEP
SLOME focuses on emerging careers in science, technology and trades. SLOME encourages students to consider career choices by asking questions of exhibitors. SLOME is a chance for employers to promote careers to students from Elgin, Middlesex and Oxford Co...

Financial Literacy: Marvel, Visa join forces to teach kids about money

Published: 5/1/2012 10:16:00 AM - Author: none
'...Superheroes who wax about the importance of financial literacy? Yep.

This is what Visa Canada has done with a free online comic book, available in eight languages. Avengers: Saving the Day is a 6-page story -that features a number of familiar superheroes, including Avenger characters Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow and Spider-Man...'

The ECO Explorer newsletter-June 2011

Published: 4/20/2012 5:28:00 PM - Author: none
In This Issue
Jump Start Your CareerVolunteer!
Next Steps
Five In-Demand Green Jobs
ECO Action! stars
Career Interest Matching
Tool
Green Summer Camps

The ECO Explorer newsletter-February 2011

Published: 4/20/2012 5:23:00 PM - Author: none
IN THIS ISSUE
Educator Advisory
Committee - Call for
Participants
Opportunities Abound for
Students Entering into the
Environment Industry
Bring the Environment into
Your Classroom
Environmental Technology
and Trends 2011

ECO Explorer Newsletter September 2011

Published: 4/20/2012 5:17:00 PM - Author: none
In This Issue
Environmental PostSecondary Programs
ECO Speaker Program &
GREEN High Schools
Sustainable School
Supplies
Turn Your School's Trash
into Treasure!
Featured Events

Big Data drives information tech careers into crazy new frontiers

Published: 4/20/2012 5:05:00 PM - Author: none
'...A recent news release from International Data Corporation (IDC) estimated the market for Big Data technology and services will grow from $3.2 billion in 2010 to $16.9 billion in 2015. That’s an annual growth rate of 40 percent which is seven times the growth for the whole information and communications technology (ICT) market! Already there’s a shortage of trained Big Data technology experts in addition to a shortage of analytics experts, the IDC release said...'
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