: Nov 01, 2017
On Wednesday, November 1, approximately 2,300 Grade 9 students from Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic secondary schools will spend the day at work job shadowing a parent, relative or friend as part of “Take Our Kids to Work” Day.
Sponsored by The Learning Partnership, “Take Our Kids to Work” supports career development by helping students connect school, the world of work, and their own futures. On the first Wednesday of every November, Grade 9 students spend the day in the workplace of a parent, relative, friend or volunteer experiencing and learning about the world of work as they begin to explore possible career paths.
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.
The program benefits students, teachers, schools, parents, communities, organizations – and Canada’s future workforce.
For more information, please contact your neighbourhood Catholic secondary school or visit http://www.thelearningpartnership.ca/what- ...