ALLISON MITCHELL Program Director, Business and Education Partnership of Waterloo Region

Allison is the Program Director for the Business & Education Partnership of Waterloo Region where she has the privilege of working with a team to deliver programming that leads the way in career exploration for youth.

Prior to joining the BEP, Allison spent 14 years in Human Resources in the Technology Sector where she held leadership and individual contributor roles in various HR disciplines with most of her experience focused on Recruitment.  With a passion for helping students transition from school to work, Allison has volunteered throughout her career visiting high schools and college/universities to talk to students about preparing for their careers.  In addition, Allison was a contributor to jobpostings magazine (a national magazine targeting students in Colleges and Universities) and wrote several articles on skills necessary for success in the workplace.  Allison holds a Bachelors of Arts degree, a Post-Graduate diploma in Human Resource Management, Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) designation, and is a member of the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA).