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Introducing Take Our Class to Work!

Video courtesy of Samsung Canada

Canada lags behind in skills training and workforce development. Businesses want their future employees to come to them job ready, without investing in them at an early age. The Learning Partnership was created to build bridges between the world of work and education. Our longest standing program, Take Our Kids to Work has been guiding Grade 9 students in career exploration for more than two decades. Now we want to introduce Take Our Class to Work – integrated with the grade 10 Careers Studies curriculum, this program is a new way for business and education to collaborate, as students explore their career interests and learn from their future employers, making them more labour market ready.  

Workplaces can get involved in this opportunity by hosting a Grade 10 class for a few hours out of a day, and showing them the world of work their organization has to offer. We provide a sample agenda, which you can customize to best suit your organizational structure. When you register you can select the ideal class size, as well as ideal months of the year and days of the week to participate – we will match you with a corresponding class in your community. This experience can make a significant impact on students’ future decision-making regarding educational and career paths. Employers - we hope you will help inform young people and educators about today’s changing and evolving workplaces and what it takes, today, to be successful in “life after school”.

We are currently recruiting for the 2016-2017 school year. Participating businesses also receive recognition for their involvement and dedication to their community.
 

Benefits for Students - Explore interesting career options
  • Students can explore career options in a practical way and gain a better understanding of the range of career choices that are available to them.
  • An opportunity for students to have a shared experiential learning experience with their classmates.
  • Students understand the importance of staying in school by learning first-hand what skills are required in today’s workplace.
Download the student activity sheet for use in the class visit

Benefits for Teachers - A one of a kind opportunity for teachers
  • Allows teachers to introduce an interactive and experiential learning component to the Ontario Career Studies, Grade 10, Open (GLC2O) course.
  • Together, teachers and students can explore career options in practical and engaging ways.
  • Teachers have an opportunity to build bridges with employers.
Educators - Register now!
Consult the teachers manual

Benefits for Workplaces - Showcase your organization
  • Businesses can take advantage of the opportunity to support education in their community by providing a more robust field-trip-like experience for a group or class of older students in a structured way.
  • Business partners may also receive the opportunity to visit classrooms – a great way to build bridges with schools.
  • Garner positive brand and corporate recognition, and helps publicize the range of career opportunities in an organization and its sector.
Employers - Register now!
Workplace registration
 
Workplace registration
 
Interactive Learning Portal
 
For more information, contact:

Jessica Shearer
Employer Partnership Coordinator
647 252 3582
 
Special thanks to our program partner: