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Students get a taste of the working world at St.Amant

November 3, 2016

St.Amant’s Take Our Kids To Work Day for Senior 1 (Grade 9) students was a great success. A continental breakfast started the day off, followed by a short presentation about St.Amant and then a visit from John Leggat, President & CEO, who talked about his career, the people St.Amant supports and the organization overall.
The 16 students took a tour of Volunteer Services and learned how they could get involved with volunteering and the benefits of it. They visited the music room at St.Amant School and then took a trip to the St.Amant Spirit Cottage where they learned more about St.Amant, before joining their parent/family member/host parent.
Staff who will have children in Senior 1 next year can register their child to shadow them. Take Our Kids To Work Day happens on the first Wednesday of November and is organized by the HR Consultants. Information will be available next fall.
Benefits of Take Our Kids To Work
For students, It’s an opportunity to:

  • Understand the importance of staying in school by learning first-hand what skills are required in today’s workplace.
  • Start exploring career options in a practical way and gain a better understanding of just how many career choices are open to them.
  • Develop an appreciation for their parents’ careers and roles in supporting their families.

For parents, it’s preparing your child for the future. You can:

  • Participate in a shared experience with your child.
  • Begin a career dialogue based on actual experiences.
  • Enrich your child’s experience with discussions before, during and after the workplace visit.

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