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Take Your Kids to Work Day at the Exchange

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Written by Patti Foley

‘Take Your Kids to Work Day,’ a nationally celebrated event, offers Grade 9 students from coast to coast the chance to explore the working world by joining a parent at their workplace.

On Wednesday, November 14th, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.,  students are invited to join Caledon Community  Services and partner organizations at the Exchange to participate in professional development activities. This first-time event is open to all Caledon Grade 9 students, particularly those who may be unable to join a parent at their place of work or if career interests do not align. Kim D’Eri, Community Animator at the Exchange, began working on the idea for this event based on a personal experience at a former workplace.

“We offered structured activities, designed with youth in mind to maximize the time spent in the workplace,” said D’Eri. “I thought we could do something similar here in Caledon and give as many students as possible the opportunity to participate.”

D’Eri pointed out that there are many students who may not be able to take advantage of this National Take Your Kid to Work opportunity, if  perhaps a parent works from home, is unemployed or if the workplace cannot accommodate them.

“We want every student to be able to participate and learn something valuable for themselves and  their future career,” said D’Eri. “Take Your Kids to Work Day at the Exchange, offers just that.”

Participants can expect a full day of activities, including exploring how volunteering can help to learn employability skills, budgeting and resume workshops, and the opportunity to explore and discuss a wide variety of career options.

“We’ve planned a lot of really fun and interactive activities,” said Sandra Sciulli, Human Resources Specialist at CCS. “Everything has been specifically designed to help students focus and get excited about exploring opportunities and career paths that are available to them.”

Space is limited, call to register 289-966-1715. The Exchange is located at 55 Healey Rd. in Bolton.

About the author

Patti Foley

Having spent 25 years in Bolton, Patti remains an advocate for Caledon. As a former Regional Councillor and a long-time community volunteer she is passionate about communicating information about its issues, news, events, people, non-profits and businesses.

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