Take your Student to Work Day

Take Our Kids to Work Day is taking place on Wednesday November 6th and is open to all grade 9 students.

We encourage them to take part in this opportunity. Attached you will find a permission form and we ask that is returned no later than Monday November 4th.

What Take Our Kids to Work can do for students

  • Take Our Kids to Work is a “day in the life” experience that helps students to find out what they want to do in the world of work and what they don’t want to do – which can be just as important.
  • Take Our Kids to Work day provides students an opportunity to connect with people in the world of work, which is important to help them adequately make decisions and explore options when it comes to career planning.
  • The experience has the potential to reveal intersection points between different subjects and interests in a way that is not always possible in high school where subjects are often separate. For some, finding out that they can apply their strength in math to their love of sports in a job as an accountant for a sports company, is a discovery they might never have made at school.
  • Take Our Kids to Work day provides experiential learning opportunities for young people. They get to experience a day in the life of an employee, going beyond a title and finding out what somebody actually does all day long in a particular job.
  • High school students get to hear straight from the horse’s mouth what skills employers are looking for to be successful in the working world. Take Our Kids to Work day validates the messages they have been getting from teachers and parents.

    Where can students go for the day?

    There are many ways that you can participate in Take Our Kids to Work Day:
  • Spend a day on the job with your parent.
  • Ask a relative, neighbour or family friend if they can host you at their workplace.
  • Speak with your principal, career studies or co-op teacher if they can assist you with finding a suitable placement.
  • Ask the parent of another grade 9 student who is participating if you could join them for the day.

For more information about the program please click this link.

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