Launched in 1994 by The Learning Partnership, Take Our Kids to Work Day is an experiential learning opportunity for Grade 9 students across Canada offering them the chance to see the world of work firsthand, explore a variety of careers and sectors, and look at what skills are important to thrive in the world of work. The goal is to ignite students’ curiosity and open the door for them to see what is possible for their future.
On Tuesday, November 3rd, 2021, Grade 9 students had access to both pre-recorded and live virtual content to create an exciting learning experience. Over 200 Sudbury Catholic students participated in the event facilitated by consultant Christina Raso.
Students learned the importance of managing their online reputation and understanding that the internet is a public place and anything posted online is likely to exist forever. A positive online reputation can be advantageous and will likely be seen by future employees so students need to be careful about what they share and how it will be perceived. Students then listened to an inspiring message of purpose and belonging by Sam Effah, RBC Olympian. Watch the video at : Take Our Kids to Work 2021: You Belong Here Following, students joined a live Q and A session on Diversity in the Skilled Trades sponsored by Toronto Hydro. The day ended with sessions hosted by industry experts in the area of innovation & entrepreneurship, healthcare and technology & finance.