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Programs for Educators

At Build a Dream, we recognize and respect the role that Educators play in developing the confidence and soft skills of their students, while guiding them towards a successful future.

We work closely with educators across the country, to attract students to future opportunities, and connect them to real people in Skilled Trades, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), Entrepreneurship and jobs that are in demand, and can lead to long, and rewarding careers.

Our various programs, including our Career Discovery Expos, shed light on in demand jobs that connect students directly to the work force, and create a path towards a long and sustainable career.


As we work towards a more inclusive and diverse future, we understand that in order to do so, we must work with educators to provide diverse perspectives in terms of course content and facilitating discussions with students.

It is integral that our educators are provided with the resources and strategies to incorporate educational tools, that highlight cultural differences so that we can work towards a welcoming, respectful and safe classroom setting, which would also lead to a more diverse and inclusive workforce for all.

Connect with us to learn what steps you can take to embrace diversity to your classroom.

“Through Build a Dream, we have a better understand of what resources to use and we know more about job pathways that are typically dismissed”

Grade 12 Student from Pembroke, ON


Our Career Expos, connect educators, students and their parents to industry. These events highlight careers in Skilled Trades, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math), Emergency Response, Entrepreneurship and Leadership and what it takes to work towards a career in one of these fields.

Our Expos feature panelists from the industry, that speak directly to students about their experiences, what skills are required, and what the benefits are of working in the industry. Additionally, we highlight specific employees from the community to speak and share their company vision, and how they recruit, attract and attain talent, and other benefits of working with them. Finally, we highlight various post secondary institutions that are leading charge in the industry, and what is required to obtain a diploma or degree to help students land the career of their dreams.

These events are engaging, interactive and packed with resources to set future generations up for success in the workforce. See out full list of Career Expos, and join these FREE events and let the career discovery begin

“I was interested in how many of the panelists talked about software engineering and coding. This was one interesting thing to hear about since I am very interested in HTML coding”

Grade 8 Student-Waterloo, ON


Our Career Guide is an in depth, detailed guide that provides information and resources on career planning. This Career Guide highlights where to start the career discovery process, what is necessary to start career planning, highlighting various careers, while also encouraging the reader to start their own career self exploration. This guide supports educators in facilitating conversation with students around career aspirations, skills, interests, and setting and achieving goals.

Access our Career Guide, and start looking towards the future!


Whether you are a student moving towards apprenticeship training, college, university, or in the workplace, Build a Dream can offer useful training for your Specialist High Skills Majors (SHSM) through certification workshops or conferences.
Deliver, facilitate and certify for (SHSM) programs that assist with student’s career planning, while supporting students in building their skills, and achieving their goals

At Build a Dream, we can provide the training that will propel students forward through the Specialist High Skills Majors program.


Our Building #HerPower program aims to tackle confidence issues young girls often struggle with, by highlighting the impact of confidence in their career decision making journey, as well as discussing the importance of fostering and sustaining confidence in themselves.

This program works to enhance soft skills, work towards self-efficacy and self- assurance within the classroom and the workplace. We work to build women up, so that they can show the world #HerPower


The “Shattering the Ceiling” program was created to instill confidence, empowerment, and autonomy in young girls with a focus on shattering internal and external biases, stereotypes and limitations placed by society that prevent women and young girls from pursuing continued education and nontraditional careers.

Let us help young women shatter the ceiling, and pursue the career of her dreams, starting in the classroom.

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