Take Our Kids to Work Day

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Take Our Kids to Work Day
DateNovember 14, 2018
LocationCanada
TypeEducation
Websitehttp://www.thelearningpartnership.ca/TOKW

Take Our Kids to Work Day is an annual career exploration event, held every November, where Grade 9, Senior 1 (Manitoba) and Secondary III (Quebec) students across Canada spend the day in the life of a working professional. [1] Developed by The Learning Partnership, the initiative started as a one-day event for students in the Greater Toronto Area in the Canadian province of Ontario.[2] Currently, it is a national event with more than 250,000 students, 18,000 teachers and 75,000 organizations participating each year.[3] Although the event regularly takes place on the first Wednesday of November each year, the next Take Our Kids to Work Day will take place on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 due to a conflict with a major ethnic festival on the 7th. [4]

Students spend the day at the workplace of a parent, relative, friend or volunteer host, witnessing first-hand the world of work, prompting early career planning, and enabling students to make informed decisions about their future goals and endeavours. The event also gives parents the opportunity to discuss career prospects with their children, and allows businesses to share knowledge, experience and advice around education, career choices and relevant skills required in today’s workplace.

Overview[edit]

Developed by The Learning Partnership, Take Our Kids to Work Day is the most recognized career exploration event in Canada, in which Grade 9 students experience a day in the life of various professionals, careers and industries.

History[edit]

The Learning Partnership founded Take Our Kids to Work Day in 1994. The concept of Take our Kids to Work Day was loosely related to Take Your Daughter to Work Day in the United States founded the year prior, which is now called Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. Take Our Kids to Work is The Learning Partnership's flagship program. Unlike its American counterpart, Take Our Kids to Work focuses on Grade 9 students and takes place annually on the first Wednesday of November instead of April.[5] November 5, 2014, marked the 20th anniversary of Take Out Kids to Work.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Take Our Kids to Work Day benefits students and employers | CBC News". CBC. Retrieved 2018-07-13.
  2. ^ "Celebrating the Take Our Kids to Work™ Generation". The Learning Partnership.
  3. ^ "Take Our Kids to Work Celebrates 20 years!". The Learning Partnership.
  4. ^ "Take Our Kids to Work Day | Public Education. Canada's Future". www.thelearningpartnership.ca. Retrieved 2018-07-13.
  5. ^ Criger, Erin. "Wednesday is Take Our Kids to Work day". CityNews Toronto. Rogers Media. Retrieved 9 October 2014.
  6. ^ "Celebrating The Take Our Kids To Work(TM) Generation". Retrieved 28 October 2014.