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Take Our Kids to Work

Approximately 1,100 grade 9 students from the Abbotsford School District participate annually in “Take Our Kids to Work” Day (‘TOKTW’). TOKtW is a national program in which grade 9 (or equivalent) students are hosted by parents, friends, relatives and volunteers at work-places across the country. The program supports career development by helping students connect school, the world of work, and their own futures. Take Our Kids to Work™ began in 1994 in the Greater Toronto area. Today, students across Canada, from Nunavut to Newfoundland participate in the program.

For Abbotsford students, work experience placements range from a medical transfer service, eye surgery clinic, RCMP Headquarters, Vancouver Fire Department, Abbotsford School District, Langley Memorial Hospital, various farms, and Transport Canada, among others. The video below is a sample of what one student experienced at work.