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November 1, 2023

Manitoba Youth Get On-The-Job Experience During Take our Kids to Work Day

Today, thousands of Manitoba young people will join parents, caregivers and family members in their workplaces as they take part in Take Our Kids to Work Day, announced Education and Early Childhood Learning Minister Nello Altomare. 

“Take Our Kids to Work Day is a great opportunity for Grade 9 students in Manitoba to get first-hand experience in the working world,” said Altomare. “For many young people, it is their first experience participating in the workforce. The hands-on experiences are so helpful as students begin planning their future careers.” 

Each year, thousands of Manitoba students participate in Take Our Kids to Work Day. Students go to work with parents, caregivers or other family members to learn about a wide range of professions including government, law enforcement, medical, manufacturing, technology, farming, trades and other services that contribute to Manitoba’s economy, noted the minister.

During Take Our Kids to Work Day, students participate in supervised activities that allow them to experience a real working environment while maintaining students’ safety. In the following days at school, students complete in-class assignments and discuss their experiences so their classmates can learn more about a wide range of careers. 

“Parents and caregivers get to introduce their children to their colleagues,” said Altomare. “It’s a fun experience for both families and workplaces.” 

Since it began in 1994, well over 200,000 Manitoba students have participated in Take Our Kids to Work Day. The Students Commission of Canada is the national not-for profit sponsor for the 2023 Take Our Kids to Work Day. This year’s theme, ‘Everyone belongs here,’ echoes the diverse nature of Manitoba’s workforce, noted the minister. 

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