Parent guide_Take Our Kids to Work.pdf
Please have your child return the attached permission form to the office by October 31st. Forms are also available at the office as needed.
What is the Take Our Kids to Work Day All About?
Take Our Kids to Work is an annual 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.
Research suggests that today's students will have multiple careers over the span of their working years. To be successful, they will need to master both new technologies and complex social and organizational systems. Learning in school becomes more effective and relevant if students can see where their education might lead them in the future. Spending a 'day in the life' of a profession or workplace is a fun and fascinating way to explore the world of work, think about career options, and make informed educational decisions.
We fully endorse this program. While alternate activities will be provided at the school for those who do not participate, it should be noted that the vast majority of Grade 9's will not be in attendance at school on that day.