On Wednesday, Nov. 2, Grade 9 students across New Brunswick will participate in Take Our Kids to Work Day. Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Donald Arseneault says the day is part of Canada Career Week and offers young people the opportunity to explore careers in a practical way and see first-hand what knowledge and skills are required in today’s workplaces.

The day is organized by the Learning Partnership, a national non-profit organization that advocates a strong public education system. New Brunswick joined the program in 1996. Since 1998, all the provinces and territories have participated.

The theme of Career Week this year is Create Your Own Future, and is intended to promote career development as an integral part of student learning using a co-ordinated whole-school approach.

Students participate in Take Our Kids to Work Day at the Toronto Stock Exchang (The Learning Partneship)

Students in all schools and post-secondary educational institutions in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island will be invited to participate in activities promoting careers during the week.

Last September, Arseneault and Kenny joined their Atlantic Canadian counterparts to discuss the importance of career transitioning during the Council of Atlantic Ministers of Education and Training meeting in St. John’s, Newfoundland and announce the launch of Atlantic Canada Career Week.

The week is also part of Canada Career Month, which will be observed in various ways across New Brunswick. In recognition of Career Month, the provincial government will highlight the following topics:

Week 1: Individuals and their community;
Week 2: Employers of all sizes;
Week 3: Education from K-12 to post-secondary; and
Week 4: Government and agencies