It’s that time of year when parents have the opportunity to give their teenagers a taste of the proverbial real world.
Take Our Kids to Work Day happens Wednesday, Nov. 6, providing parents with children in Grade 9 the chance to show their son or daughter how they spend their workdays.
Faculty and Staff with a son, daughter or family member in Grade 9 who would like to participate in the national event are encouraged to register and give their child the chance to explore the work world and future career possibilities through job shadowing, and learn more about Brock.
The experience helps students understand the importance of staying in school, gain an appreciation for earning a living, and shows them the links between education and their future.
In addition to seeing what their parents or sponsors do at the office, participating students will spend part of the day doing health and safety orientation, touring the campus, and listening to presentations from Career Services and Recruitment Services.
Each year, more than 250,000 Grade 9 students and at least 75,000 businesses and organizations throughout Canada participate in Take Our Kids to Work programming.