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Take Our Kids to Work Day
Take Our Kids to Work™ is an annual national program in which Grade 9 students are hosted by parents, friends, relatives and volunteers at workplaces across the country every November. The program supports career development by helping students connect school, the world of work, and their own futures.  York Region students are invited to participate by attending the workplace of a relative or a family friend on Wednesday, November 6, 2019. The program was created through the philosophy that awareness leads to knowledge. The more students understand about the jobs of their parents and relatives, the more informed the decisions about their own future career will be.
Students benefit because - it’s an opportunity for them to explore career options, through:
  • Understanding the importance of staying in school by learning first-hand what skills are required in today’s workplace
  • Thinking about what aspects of their “work day” they liked and what they didn’t
  • Exploring career options in a practical way and gain a better understanding of just how many career choices are open to them
  • By spending a day in the life of a working adult, they develop an appreciation of their parents’ work and motivations

Parents benefit because  - it helps them prepare their children for the future by:

  • Discussing work experiences with their child
  • Beginning a career discussion based on actual experiences
  • Enriching their child’s experience with discussions before, during and after the workplace visit
Teachers benefit because - the Take Our Kids to Work™ program allows real life experiences to bridge with learning in the classroom.
  • Helps make the connection between education and future career paths
  • Demonstrates the complexity of career choices and the benefits of early exploration
  • Allows teachers and students to explore career options in practical way

Employers Benefit because - the program is an ideal way to enhance corporate social responsibility initiatives.

  • Enhances employee engagement, morale and loyalty
  • Showcases your workplace as progressive and committed to education
  • Publicizes the range of career opportunities in your organization and sector
  • Garners positive brand and corporate recognition
  • Makes your company eligible to apply for a Canada’s Outstanding Employers Award
  • Promotes and support continuous learning and successful transitions into the working world for young people.

The information on this page has been adapted from: Take Our Kids to Work™

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