November 20, 2017

As some of you may remember, “Take Your Kids to Work Day” took place on November 1st this year. Many Grade 9 students went with their parents to their workplace and had very different, interesting experiences. Let’s listen to what they have to say about this event.  


Ruofan Chen: How do you feel about “Take your kids to work day”?


Kashmeena Mangal: I went to my mother’s workplace, the Markham Heritage Clinic. The experience was great, learning some skills about doctors, and I love meeting the patients there. I think “Take Your Kids to Work Day” was a great event. It gives you a big idea of how different jobs are [like] and it helps people when they are choosing their career paths.


Theresa Wu: I went to my father’s workplace, the TTC. It’s interesting to see how everyone reacts differently to society and how the community is in reality. I learned that the community around you isn’t exactly how you expect it to be. Truthfully speaking, I don’t really recommend this event.


Viboo Thusyanthan: I went to my mother’s workplace, the CBI Health Group. I think it was an awesome experience and I really enjoyed it! There was a presentation about how this company runs and the different parts of the company. Even though I missed one day of school, I think “Take Your Kids to Work Day” was worth it.


Jaclyn Wang: I went to my father’s workplace, the TD Bank. I think it was a fun experience. I got to walk around and I saw a lot of different people performing different jobs. I learned that the trading force is much bigger than what I’ve heard about. The event is very beneficial; I had a great time, and now I know more about the society, the workplace, and how to choose my career in the future.


At the end of the day, many Grade 9 students had learned real-life skills and had the chance to shadow what their parents do at work. Many students enjoyed their day and have learned about their parent’s careers and what exactly they do in their respective workplaces.