Grade 9 students from across Canada are experiencing a day at work



    The Learning Partnership celebrates 13th annual Take Our Kids to
    Work(TM)

    TORONTO, Nov. 7 /CNW/ - Thousands of Grade nine students from across the
country are participating today in Take Our Kids to Work(TM).
    Now in its 13th year, Take Our Kids to Work is an initiative created by
The Learning Partnership, a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to
championing a strong public education system in Canada. Take Our Kids to Work
enables students to job shadow a parent, relative or volunteer host and to
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," says Veronica Lacey, President and CEO of The Learning
Partnership. "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."
    Whether it's being a chef, journalist, lawyer, paramedic or even a Mayor,
students from across Canada are experiencing a day at work, in all sectors,
including healthcare, arts, sports, government, corporate, technology, labour
and non-profit sectors. For a list of some of the participating workplaces in
communities across Canada, log onto
www.takeourkidstowork.ca/participate/search3.cfm.
    "Take Our Kids to Work enables the whole community to get involved and
showcase the career possibilities available to students," adds Lacey. "It is
because of the commitment and effort made by educators, employees and
volunteers in communities across the country that students are given this
unique experience. We thank everyone for their contribution."
    Take Our Kids to Work 2007 is made possible through the generous support
of the Government of Canada, Scotiabank Group and Xerox Canada Ltd.
    Since 1994, more than 1.5 million young Canadians and tens of thousands
of workplaces have participated in the Take Our Kids to Work program.
    In addition to rolling out the program in every province and territory,
The Learning Partnership also develops and distributes guidelines for
students, parents, teachers and workplaces which include recommendations for
the development of a program agenda as well as a health and safety
orientation.
    Established in 1993, The Learning Partnership is a national
not-for-profit organization dedicated to championing a strong public education
system in Canada through innovative programs, credible research, policy
initiatives and public engagement. Since its inception, more than three
million students and teachers have participated in one or more of The Learning
Partnership's programs, including Canada's Outstanding Principals and Welcome
to Kindergarten(TM). For information on The Learning Partnership, log onto
www.thelearningpartnership.ca.





For further information:

For further information: George James, The Learning Partnership, Tel:
(416) 440-5124, Cell: (416) 402-3783, Email: gjames@thelearningpartnership.ca

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