Thousands of Grade 9 Students from coast to Coast Experience a Day at Work

Thousands of grade nine students from across the country are experiencing a day at work today through a program created by The Learning Partnership (TLP). Now in its 11th year, Take Our Kids to Work(TM) enables students to job shadow a parent, relative or volunteer host and to
experience first hand some of the career options that will be available to them.
“With so many choices awaiting our future workforce, it’s vital that parents, teachers and mentors reach out to provide students with the necessary tools to succeed,” says Veronica Lacey, the TLP’s President and CEO. “Take Our Kids to Work is an incredible program that recognizes the importance of preparing students for a successful career and brings possibilities to life in a truly experiential way.”
Whether it’s being an IT specialist, a paramedic or even a Mayor, students from across Canada are today experiencing a day at work, in all sectors, including healthcare, arts, sports, government, corporate, technology, union and non-profit. Log onto www.takeourkidst
owork.ca/participate/search3.cfm
, for a list of participating workplaces in communities across Canada.
“Take Our Kids to Work enables the whole community to get involved and showcase the career opportunities available to students,” adds Lacey. “It is because of the commitment and effort made by teachers, volunteers and employees across the country that students are given this unique experience. We thank everyone for their contribution.”
Take Our Kids to Work 2005 is made possible through the generous support of Scotiabank Group, Xerox Canada Ltd. and the Government of Canada.
Since 1994, more than 1.5 million young Canadians and tens of thousands of workplaces have participated in the Take Our Kids to Work program. In addition to rolling out the program in every province and territory, The Learning Partnership also develops and distributes guidelines for students, parents, teachers and workplaces which include recommendations for the development of a program agenda as well as a health and safety orientation.

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