What is the Take Our Kids to WorkTM program?
Take Our Kids to WorkTM 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. Employers who register for this program are eligible to apply for the Canada's Outstanding Employers Award. Take Our Kids to Work™ is our signature program which began in 1994 in the Greater Toronto area. Today, students across Canada, from Nunavut to Newfoundland participate in the program.
Who Benefits From the Take Our Kids to Work Program?
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 ways
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
More information will be communicated home soon. Take Our Kids to Work will take place on Wednesday, November 2, 2016