Bring Your Kids to Work Day

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Last month (November 6, 2013), Office Interiors hosted four grade nine students who participated in The Learning Partnerships` nineteenth annual Bring Your Kids To Work Day.

The four were joining more than 250,000 grade nine students across Canada who experienced a day in the life of an adult – at work.

Our intrepid ‘newbies’ had a light breakfast while chatting about the plan for the day, and then were given a brief overview of entrepreneurialism and business by Office Interiors’ President & CEO, Jim Mills.

After a safety orientation the four were given a tour of the facility, and then they were introduced to – and provided with a summary of – a few of the various roles that our employees perform.  The presenters – in turn – described the educational and professional path they traveled to arrive at their current role at Office Interiors, and then answered a myriad of questions about their chosen career and career path.

After a bite to eat at a local establishment, the grade nine students spent some time learning about resume writing and job interviews, along with hearing about some real-life examples of the ‘dos’ and ‘don’ts’ when meeting face-to-face with potential employers.

The remainder of the afternoon was spent job-shadowing their parents.  Through the program, the fourteen-year-olds got a better understanding of the importance of staying in school and continuous learning, obtained an appreciation of various careers and the many career choices are available to them.

John Mullally
Director of Human Resources