EPIC JOBS is Wednesday, May 20, 2020

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What Is Epic Jobs?

Epic Jobs is an annual community event designed to open the eyes of students to potential careers in the skilled trades.

Grade 7 & 8 students from across the Grand Erie region will get a chance to try hands-on activities connected to various trades, from using a virtual welder to trying virtual reality goggles to changing race car tires. For many students, this will be their first look at the many cool careers in the trades.

The Workforce Planning Board has organized Epic Jobs annually since 2017, in partnership with the Grand Erie District School Board, the Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board, and the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program.

Interested in volunteering at the event? We would love to have you! Click here to complete the volunteer registration form!

A Quick Introduction To Epic Jobs

How Can You Get Involved?

Epic Jobs 2019 Major Sponsors

Scroll down to see the other event sponsors and their important contributions

Epic Jobs 2019 Speakers

presented by:

Cory Vitiello

Cory Vitiello is a Brantford-born award-winning chef & star of Food Network’s Chef in Your Ear. Vitiello is considered a culinary star on the hot and competitive Toronto food scene, having earned acclaim from food critics and being profiled in numerous publications. Vitiello started cooking out of his parent’s Brantford kitchen at age 15, then attended the Stratford Chef School, and graduated to become an apprentice at Toronto’s well-regarded Saramouche. He later was named Toronto’s best new chef for 2009 and opened successful Toronto restaurants: The Harbord Room, THR & Co., and Flock.

Emily Chung

Emily Chung is owner of AutoNiche Women’s Auto Repair Service in Toronto and a popular Canadian auto blogger. Emily launched AutoNiche in 2009 out of frustration with the auto repair business, seeing a need for a repair shop that caters to women. Emily graduated from university with a degree in psychology and business, but found herself drawn to auto repair. She went back to school as an auto service technician apprentice. The Toronto resident has appeared on several TV media outlets talking about cars and is a popular auto blogger with the Yummy Mummy Club. She is also a busy speaker, inspiring young women to consider skilled trades.

Jeremy Bout

Jeremy Bout is a filmmaker and host of the innovative Edge Factor video series. Jeremy is known for pushing the limits, using creativity and digital technology to tell stories that inspire audiences. Edge Factor produces films that highlight innovative people and teams that create great products that make a difference in people’s lives, from artificial limbs to mountain bike parts. The popular motivational speaker has inspired students, young people, educators and business leaders to try new things. And Jeremy has promoted challenging careers in advanced manufacturing to a whole new audience.

Jamie McMillan

Jamie McMillan is a ground-breaking female Ironworker from Hamilton, Ontario, who promotes skilled trades to women. In 2002, Jamie went from being a personal support worker and a server to launching a new career in the male-dominated worlds of ironworking and welding. Since then, Jamie has been a strong advocate, supporter and mentor for women entering the trades. She launched the Journeyman initiative in 2012 and continues to be an inspiration to others. Jamie is part of KickAss Careers, doing numerous public speaking engagements across North America about the opportunities for women in the trades.

Interested in participating in 2019? Email epicjobs@workforceplanningboard.org for more information or click to download the sponsor or exhibitor information packages.  

Event Sponsors

Agricultural Sponsor

Lunch Box Sponsors

School Sponsors

Epic Jobs 2018 Was A Massive Success...

but don’t take our word for it. See the incredible videos and pictures from our 2018 Epic Jobs Event!