Grade 9 Information

Take Our Kids to Work Day

Students

Take Our Kids to Work Day, taking place on Wednesday, November 14th, 2018, is an annual event where students step into their future for a day and get a glimpse into the working world. The day involves students in Grade 9, spending the day in the workplace of a parent, relative, friend or volunteer host, where they experience and learn about the world of work. /  Studen

On Take Our Kids to Work Day, students will experience a day in the life of a professional within a workplace. The event provides students with the opportunity to explore career options and navigate their interests in a fun and engaging way. This allows students to explore the world of work, better preparing them to make informed educational decisions about their future.

Students who visit a workplace on Take Our Kids to Work Day, will learn about a range of career possibilities available within a specific industry or sector. This is a valuable experience for students, as it will provide them with the tools they need to get a jump start on career planning!

What can students expect on Take Our Kids to Work Day? 

  • Students can expect to participate in a range of activities that will vary depending on the workplace they visit.
  • Students will have the opportunity to learn from different professionals about the various career options.
  • Students can expect their workplace host to take them on a tour of the workspace.
  • Students will be able to ask their workplace host questions about their role, field, sector, or questions relating to the organization as a whole.
  • Students can expect to leave the workplace they visit with knowledge of today’s workforce.

How can students prepare for Take Our Kids to Work Day?

  • Decide who you might want to go to work with and make arrangements with them (eg. a parent, cousin, family friend, or community host).
  • Let your teacher know if you don’t have a parent/relative/friend of the family to go to work with (you can also contact tokw@thelearningpartnership.ca if you have trouble finding a workplace to visit).
  • Have your parent/guardian sign the permission form and return it to school (link to permission form).
  • Brainstorm some questions to ask at your workplace
  • Ask your workplace host about appropriate attire to wear to work.
  • Get excited to go to work on November 14th!

ARE YOU READY TO GO TO WORK FOR THE DAY?

Take Our Kids to Work Day is a fantastic opportunity for students to learn about different careers through hands-on activities, and make connections with working professionals in various industries and sectors!

Parents and Guardians

Take Our Kids to Work Day provides parents and guardians with the opportunity to engage with their children about their education and make connections to their child’s career goals. The day allows parents and guardians to begin conversations with their children about career options and to come together to explore future career pathways.

Where can my child go for the day?

We encourage parents and guardians to invite their own child to spend a day on the job. If you are unable to host your own child, there are still ways for your child to participate. Here are some suggestions:

  • Ask a relative, neighbour or family friend to host your child at his or her workplace.
  • Contact the school, speak with the principal, career studies or co-op teacher and ask if they can assist you with finding a suitable placement.
  • Ask the parent of another Grade 9 student who is participating, if your child could join them for the day.
  • Contact local businesses, ask if they are hosting students for Take Our Kids to Work, and inquire if someone within their organization would be willing to host your child, providing you make the necessary transportation arrangements.

HELP YOUR CHILD ARRANGE A WORKPLACE VISIT!

On Take Our Kids to Work Day you can either take your child to work with you, send your child to work with a family member or friend, or reach out to a community host!

Parents and Guardians

Take Our Kids to Work Day provides parents and guardians with the opportunity to engage with their children about their education and make connections to their child’s career goals. The day allows parents and guardians to begin conversations with their children about career options and to come together to explore future career pathways.

Where can my child go for the day?

We encourage parents and guardians to invite their own child to spend a day on the job. If you are unable to host your own child, there are still ways for your child to participate. Here are some suggestions:

  • Ask a relative, neighbour or family friend to host your child at his or her workplace.
  • Ask the parent of another Grade 9 student who is participating, if your child could join them for the day.
  • Contact local businesses, ask if they are hosting students for Take Our Kids to Work, and inquire if someone within their organization would be willing to host your child, providing you make the necessary transportation arrangements.

HELP YOUR CHILD ARRANGE A WORKPLACE VISIT!

On Take Our Kids to Work Day you can either take your child to work with you, send your child to work with a family member or friend, or reach out to a community host!