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  • How to Keep Kids Motivated in School

    One of the primary concerns for both parents and educators is a student’s lack of staying motivated. Both prior to the pandemic and during, some students have found it rather difficult to find and retain motivation in class. Children are naturally quite curious, however as they age, children can lose that interest and passion to […]

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  • What Students are Doing to Help Businesses Through COVID-19

    On February 10, 2021, the Access Student Talent Program joined the Greater KW Chamber’s Business Success Webinar Series to discuss how students are helping businesses through COVID-19. We were joined by speakers from Conestoga College, the University of Waterloo, and Wilfrid Laurier University who shared how work-integrated learning opportunities have been adapted and specific ways […]

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  • The Role of Failure in Learning

    The idea of failure can be scary. Getting a failing mark in a test can be a harsh lesson for students, especially if students studied hard and tried their best. But while a failing mark can temporarily damage a student’s self-esteem and confidence, in terms of a student’s overall learning journey, failing a test or […]

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  • Funding Opportunities for Organizations Who Want to Hire Students

    On November 4, 2020, the Access Student Talent Program hosted a webinar with guest speaker Kitty Runstedler from Conestoga College. As an Employer Relations Consultant in the Co-operative Education department at Conestoga College, Kitty has valuable insight into the funding and incentive programs that are available for employers who wish to hire students. The webinar […]

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  • Business Excellence Awards 2021: Nominees, Environment & Sustainability

    This award category praises the accomplishments made by implementing sustainability measures. The Environment & Sustainability category seeks to shine a light on the organizations in Waterloo Region making a difference for our planet. The Cora Group was the recipient of the 2020 Environment & Sustainability Award. Without government incentives, they designed and constructed a prototype […]

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  • Business Excellence Awards 2021- Nominees, Employee Engagement

    The Employee Engagement Award celebrates organizations in Waterloo Region who have gone above and beyond creating a safe, inclusive and positive work environment. These organizations provide a workplace that prioritizes forward thinking, reduces barriers, provides opportunity for growth through training, and emphasizes diversity. Traces Screen Printing Ltd. was the 2020 recipient of the Employee Engagement […]

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  • Business Excellence Awards 2021- Nominees, Business of the Year 11-50 Employees

    The Business of the Year Award (11-50 Employees) celebrate the small to medium sized businesses in our region that are leaders in their industries. This category has historically highlighted the innovative work year after year. Home Care Assistance was the 2020 recipient of this award. With over 200 worldwide, this franchise has grown to be […]

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  • Business Excellence Awards 2021- Business of the Year Award (1-10 Employees) Nominees

    Small businesses make up 90% of organizations in Waterloo Region. The Business of the Year Award (1-10 employees) highlights the incredible work small businesses have done despite the affects the pandemic has had on them this year. This highly competitive category brings out the Region’s best and brightest year after year. In 2020, The Crack […]

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  • The future of work is digital, adaptable and global

    Future-proof businesses – ones that will survive and thrive in the future – are technically agile and hire talent with a global perspective, including co-op students from the University of Waterloo. This is according to Norah McRae, associate provost of Co-operative and Experiential Education at UWaterloo, from a recent article featured in the Research and Technology Park newsletter. While […]

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  • Budgeting During the Pandemic

    Your saving patterns may have changed as a result of COVID-19. If your ability to save has increased, you are not alone. Many Canadians are saving more than they usually would because their discretionary expenses have decreased, while government support programs have increased. In August 2020, Statistics Canada revealed that, on average, Canadians saved just […]

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