The IEC is a not-for-profit organization devoted to advancing cooperation between business, education and government for the benefit of youth and our community.
In 2010, the IEC celebrates its 30th anniversary having served Hamilton with innovative ideas and enthusiasm since 1980. Our mission has always been to help young people transition from “learning to earning”.
Between 2010 and 2015, IEC will focus on two primary areas:
1.To act as the catalyst and champion of programs that encourages students to participate in experiential learning and become exposed to a variety of career options. We believe this will help youth make career choices that are best suited to their individual interests and needs.
2.To assist our local schools in advancing literacy and numeracy through school and business partnerships.
At any one moment there are thousands of young people in Hamilton considering their future.
Helping them find unique and meaningful career mentorship opportunities is a task that can only be accomplished through strong community partnerships and we are fortunate to have many. The resultant variety of mentorship projects may range in length of time and level of commitment but are all geared toward the final goal of exploring career options, developing character and making the right choices.
Increasingly, IEC serves to facilitate and create conditions that link our partners, assisting them to meet these goals while we further engage the broader community. IEC looks to be the partner of choice for all who share those values and is determined to work collaboratively to achieve documentable and tangible results.