Wednesday, November 5 is 20th annual “Take our Kids to Work Day”. This initiative takes place during National Career Week whereby several events will be taking place around the school in support of the theme.
On this day, hundreds of thousands of Grade 9 students will spend the day at workplaces across Canada. Students will experience a wide variety of job and career options including what it takes to be a paramedic, work on a makeshift assembly line, develop a mock sales presentation or work in the IT department for a large corporation.
We, at Gleneagle, are asking all parents to accept your sons and daughters into your workplace for the day on Wednesday. If a placement is not possible at your own work site, please check with another family member or family friend. All students should be at a workplace for the day so that they can report their experiences when they return to school. Parents need to be aware that these students are not considered part of a formal work experience program so they are not covered by the Workers’ Compensation Board. They are no different than any young person visiting the workplace. Regular Grade 9 classes are not in session that day to allow all Grade 9 students to be at work sites.
Students will be given a short assignment to do while/after their workplace visit that will go towards part of their HCE 9 mark. The possibilities of experiences open to students are exciting and vast – we look forward to some interesting reports from our students. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Joanna Horvath (firstname.lastname@example.org).