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Grade 9 education goes beyond the classroom on Take Our Kids to Work Day



Grade 9 students explore possible career paths with The Regional Municipality of York

Newmarket – The Regional Municipality of York will host the annual Take Our Kids to Work Day event on Wednesday, November 2, 2016.

Over 100 Grade 9 students will experience a day-in-the-life of their parents or host and learn more about the important role they play in the delivery of Regional programs and services. Students will gain an insight into the world of work and variety of careers available at the Region.

York Region’s Take Our Kids to Work Day begins with a welcome session followed by educational hands-on activities, interactive tours with professionals from various departments, job shadowing and guest speakers.

When:
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 8:30 a.m.

Where:
York Region Administrative Centre, Great Hall
17250 Yonge Street
Town of Newmarket

Who:
York Region Chairman and CEO Wayne Emmerson
York Region staff
Grade 9 students

Since Take Our Kids to Work Day was launched by The Learning Partnership in 1994, more than 250,000 Grade 9 students and 75,000 businesses and organizations participate annually across Canada. The Take Our Kids to Work Day event helps students connect how education serves as a foundation for their career. It also allows students to gain a better understanding of careers available to them, learn what skills are required in the workforce and appreciate their parents’ role in supporting their family.

To learn more about the Take Our Kids to Work Day program, visit thelearningpartnership.ca

The Regional Municipality of York consists of nine cities and towns, and provides a variety of programs and services to almost 1.2 million residents, 50,000 businesses and 580,000 employees. More information about the Region’s key service areas is available at york.ca/regionalservices

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Media Contact:
Chantal Seto, Corporate Communications,
The Regional Municipality of York
Phone: 1-877-464-9675, ext. 71207
Email: chantal.seto@york.ca

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