Take Our Kids to Work (TOKW) is a national initiative that gives Grade 9 students the opportunity to observe a work environment or engage in pathways planning for one day. As suggested by the Premier's Highly Skilled Workforce Expert Panel Report, the Take our Kids to Work program will support students to begin planning their future career path by helping them better understand the world of work.
On Wednesday, November 3, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., grade 9 students will take part in activities that will support them with their pathways planning. Grade 9 students, with the support of their parent/guardians, will have the opportunity to participate in one of the following TOKW opportunities:
- For students who wish to arrange a virtual/in-person job shadow placement, we ask that parents/guardians review this Family Guide with their child. We also ask that the student provide their selected work location with the Workplace Guide.
- Students who would like to participate in a series of dynamic and engaging livestream webinars on a variety of career pathways, will be invited to join The Learning Partnership and members of York Region District School Board's Curriculum and Instructional Services pathways team. Students will also engage in reflection activities and learn how to use the Pathways Planner and work on their Individual Pathways Plan (IPP).
All Grade 9 students will receive an email in their GAPPs account with links for the livestreamed event and schedule for the day. Students will also receive a permission form in their GAPPS account. Students will choose an option on the permission form to participate in Take Our Kids to Work Day. Parents/guardians are asked to review the form with their child and sign off on the permission form, as per the instructions.