Take Our Kids to Work is an annual program in which Grade 9 students spend the day in the workplace of a parent, relative, friend or volunteer experiencing and learning about the world of work. Held on the first Wednesday of November, the program supports career exploration and career readiness among Canadian public school students. Experiencing a “day in the life” of a professional within a workplace allows students to explore the world of work and helps them make informed educational decisions.
Hannah Walker, from Port Colborne High School, had the opportunity to learn about medical education and how students are trained to become doctors at the Michael DeGroote School of Medicine, Niagara Regional Campus. The Niagara Regional Campus was planned for students who wish to learn and experience medicine with the benefit of a regional campus setting. The academic portion of the program is delivered at the campus located within the Cairns Family Health and Bioscience Research Complex at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. Hannah is pictured with her parent, Dr. Amanda Bell, the Regional Assistant Dean for the campus. Grade nine students across the province are encouraged to explore a variety of opportunities in the work place and to learn about the skills needed for employment.
Launched in 1994, Take Our Kids to Work is the most recognized career readiness program in Canada with more than 200,000 students visiting workplaces every year on Take Our Kids to Work Day.