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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 oppotunity 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.
Student Checklist:  Get ready for Take Our Kids to Work Day and remember to...  		Double-check the name and address of the 											workspace, and contact information of your host.  		Make sure to arrive on-time.  		Check with your host to see if lunch is provided. (If lunch 			is not provided make sure to bring your lunch!)   		Arrange transportation to get you to work, and get you 				home.  		Remember to thank the employer that hosts you.  		Make sure to ask your host all of your questions!

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 6th!

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!

Questions to ask your workplace host

On Take Our Kids to Work Day, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about different jobs from working industry professionals! The best way to learn, is by asking questions.
Here are some questions you may want to ask your host:
  • What made you decide to pursue this career? 
  • What skills/qualifications (i.e. education, training, etc.) do you need, in order to do this job?
  • What is your favourite part of this job? 
  • What advice would you offer someone considering this career? 
  • Do you anticipate the industry you work in to change siginificantly within the next 5 years? If so, how? 
  • Is there anything else that I have not seen today or that we have not talked about that you think is important for me to know as I begin to look into future career possibilities for myself?

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