Milton Employer Awarded for Excellence in Experiential Learning at HIEC’s Breakfast with the Mayors
Several students, including students from Bishop P.F. Reding and Notre Dame Catholic Secondary Schools played an important role in the event.

​On November 23, 2011, the Halton Industry Education Council (HIEC) celebrated the benefits of cooperative education and other experiential learning programs that connect business and education in Halton at the Breakfast with the Mayors event held at RattleSnake Point Golf Club in Milton.

During the event, HIEC and the Provincial Partnership Council (PPC) honoured Milton employer Spokes N Slopes with the Passport to Prosperity Employer Champion award. The award – given out as part of the province-wide Experiential Learning Week – recognized the ski and bike shop's longstanding commitment to providing experiential learning opportunities to local high school students.

“He never says 'no',” said Greg Murray, event emcee and Passport to Prosperity Coordinator at HIEC, referring to owner Matt Burger's willingness to take on any student looking for a co-op opportunity. Matt spoke on behalf of his colleagues, thanking the PPC for recognizing his efforts and encouraging more local employers to get involved.

Experiential learning also played a critical role behind-the-scenes at the event, as HIEC welcomed students from across North Halton to participate in the program. Students from Bishop P.F. Reding (Milton) and Notre Dame Catholic Secondary Schools played an important role in the event, creating the centerpieces and attendee giveaways. Other students in attendance representing Specialist High Skills Major, Co-op and Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Programs were also recognized during the program.

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