Solutions to Strengthen Environmental Career Pathways
Add Value to Both Your School and Your Students’ Education
The competition for meaningful careers in the environmental labour force is more competitive than ever. To be successful, employers demand that graduates not only have foundational technical skills, but also essential transferable skills.
At ECO Canada, we want to help your environmental programs exceed these rigorous demands and help your graduates demonstrate an awareness of the environmental industry needs.
Environmental Accreditation provides formal validation for your program’s commitment to high-quality education, accountability and public trust. Add credibility to your environmental programs and let prospective students, employers and organizations know that you demonstrate a culture of proactive, continuous improvement.
Our accreditation services bridge the school-to-work transition by:
Through BEAHR articulation for Post-Secondary Environmental Programs initiatives, these graduates can also obtain college credits towards applicable post-secondary environmental education.
Our articulation partnerships are important to reduce barriers to success and increase the opportunities for BEAHR graduates to pursue higher forms of education. They provide an opportunity to develop their careers and move into advanced environmental careers such as Environmental Development Officers, Land Guardians, and even Chiefs of their own communities.
As a post-secondary institution, this initiative is an opportunity to increase diversity of your student intake, strengthen your connection between education and job readiness, and champion applied learning.
Student Work Placement Program
In partnership with ESDC, our Student Work Integrated Learning Program provides funding to employers in the STEAM sector to hire environmental co-op students. The funds are available for up to 16 weeks and must be used to advance the student’s post-secondary education, while also giving them hands-on experience through a student co-op placement.
Labour Market Research
The environmental workforce is growing rapidly and undergoing tremendous change. As a result, we recognize the increasing demand for educated and knowledgeable environmental graduates. Our extensive research on the environmental labour market can help you evolve your curriculum to ensure that the education you deliver to students aligns with what employers will expect after their graduation.