TORONTO, Nov. 2 /CNW/ -
WHAT: On Wednesday, November 7, thousands of Grade 9 students from
across the country will join a parent, relative or volunteer host
for the opportunity to experience a day at work by participating
in The Learning Partnership's Take Our Kids to Work(TM) program.
Now in its 13th year, Take Our Kids to Work focuses on the
importance of education, skills development and training while
giving students the opportunity to experience the world of work
and see first hand the variety of career opportunities that will
be available to them.
Since 1994, more than 1.5 million young Canadians and tens of
thousands of workplaces have participated in the program.
WHO: Thousands of Grade 9 students across Canada and thousands of
workplaces across Canada from all sectors, including corporate,
technology, healthcare, government and non-profit.
WHEN: Wednesday, November 7, 2007
WHERE: Log onto www.takeourkidstowork.ca/participate/search3.cfm, for a
list of participating workplaces in communities across Canada.
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 TLP's
programs, including Welcome to Kindergarten(TM), Take Our Kids to Work(TM) and
Canada's Outstanding Principals. For information on TLP, log onto
For further information:
For further information: and media interviews: George James, The
Learning Partnership, (416) 440-5124 (w) or 416 402-3783 (c),