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October 15, 2021

Glen Courtis, Bruce Power

This profile is part of a series in support of Take Our Kids to Work Day on November 3, 2021. Launched in 1994, Take Our Kids to Work Day is the most recognized career exploration event in Canada. With the pandemic continuing to change how students learn, the 27th annual Take Our Kids to Work Day presented by RBC Future Launch will be back with a virtually delivered look at the world of work for Grade 9 students across Canada.
This year’s theme – You Belong Here! – will expose young minds, as they enter their first year of high school, to a wide range of careers reflecting the full diversity of students, interests and the future world of work.
To learn more and register, go to takeourkidstowork.ca.

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Section Manager - Engineer

Q: What are some Grade 10, 11, and 12 courses you should take if you want to go into the field of engineering or similar careers?

I strongly recommend you take as many technological courses offered as possible on top of the base science and mathematics fundamentals (physics, chemistry, advanced functions, calculus, etc.). This will help you have a better understanding of how to understand technical information in the industry along with what discipline of engineering you would enjoy most (mechanical, electrical, chemical, civil, mechatronics, etc.).

I took a tech design course in high school and loved it when I took it but it also helped me have a better understanding of the design and manufacturing process (I also had classes on tech design in university and in the workplace).

Lastly, it would be beneficial to take any available finance courses as many engineers in industry work in project environments and having that financial background is very beneficial.
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