Promoting career options, safety on Take Our Kids to Work Day

Grade 9 students visit workplaces across the country on Nov. 7
By Tara Hobel
||Last Updated: 11/19/2007

Thousands of Grade 9 students across the country have abandoned school for the day, opting instead to head off to the workplace with parents, friends and relatives.

Take Our Kids to Work Day, now in its 13th year, is a one-day program designed to let students experience first-hand some of the career options that will be available to them.

“With so many choices awaiting our future workforce, it’s vital that parents, teachers and mentors reach out to provide students with the necessary tools to succeed,” said Veronica Lacey, president and CEO of The Learning Partnership, the organization behind the day. “Take Our Kids to Work is an incredible program that recognizes the importance of preparing students for a successful career and brings possibilities to life in a truly experiential way.”