“Take Our Kids to Work” is a national initiative that provides Grade 9 students with the opportunity to OBSERVE a work environment or ENGAGE in pathways planning for one day.
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Take Our Kids to Work Day
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™