Employers invited to register their participation in Take Our Kids to Work day - Wednesday, November 6, 2013
TORONTO, Sept. 27, 2013 /CNW/ - More than 75,000 Canadian employers will get the chance to meet their future workforce. On Wednesday, November 6, 2013, more than 250,000 high school students from across the country will take part in The Learning Partnership's 19th annual Take Our Kids to Work™ day. The Learning Partnership invites employers across Canada to register their Take Our Kids to Work day event at www.thelearningpartnership.ca/page.aspx?pid=654.
This nationwide event provides students with the opportunity to spend the day at the workplace of a parent, relative or volunteer, exploring career options in a practical way and gaining a better understanding of just how many career choices are open to them. They also start to understand the importance of staying in school by seeing first-hand the skills required in today's workplace.
"Students and employers tell us that a gap exists between what is learned and experienced in school and what is required in the workplace," says Akela Peoples, President and CEO of The Learning Partnership. "Employers can help close this gap while at the same time supporting career education, by opening their doors to students. Take Our Kids to Work allows employers to become involved in preparing our young people for tomorrow's economy."
Take Our Kids to Work™ is The Learning Partnership's flagship program and has run since 1994, in partnership with Scotiabank.
"For businesses to be successful, we need highly skilled and educated talent. That's why Scotiabank became the very first supporter of Take Our Kids to Work Day in 1994," says Sue Graham Parker, Executive Vice President, Global Human Resources for Scotiabank. "This program offers a rare opportunity for Canadian grade nine students to experience the working world and see how their skills can be applied in future careers. We're looking forward to opening our doors once again for these bright young students!"
In 2011, The Learning Partnership introduced Canada's Outstanding Employer Awards to recognize those organizations that take extraordinary steps to engage students on Take Our Kids to Work day. Companies who register on the Take Our Kids to Work website are eligible to apply.
Besides the opportunity to win a Canada's Outstanding Employer Award, there are other benefits to registering employer participation on The Learning Partnership website. Organizing a company-wide event can be challenging so all registered companies receive a Take Our Kids to Work information package that includes materials they can use to host the day, among other incentives.
About The Learning Partnership
Celebrating its 20th year of supporting excellence in public education, The Learning Partnership is a national charitable organization dedicated to championing a strong public education system in Canada. We do this through innovative programs, policy and knowledge mobilization, leadership training and public engagement. Since 1993, more than 4.9 million students and teachers have participated in one or more of The Learning Partnership's programs. For information on The Learning Partnership, log onto www.thelearningpartnership.ca.
Scotiabank is committed to supporting the communities in which we live and work, both in Canada and abroad, through our global philanthropic program, Bright Future. Recognized as a leader internationally and among Canadian corporations for our charitable donations and philanthropic activities, Scotiabank has provided on average approximately $47 million annually to community causes around the world over each of the last five years. Visit us at www.scotiabank.com.
SOURCE: Scotiabank - Sponsorships & Donations; Scotiabank
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