Take Our Kids to Work Day involves 1,300 students in Abbotsford

Annual event involves Grade 9 kids across the nation

(From left) Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service member Wade Wood

More than 1,300 Grade 9 students in Abbotsford took part in the recent national Take Our Kids to Work Day.

The annual event sees students hosted by parents, friends, relatives and volunteers at workplaces every November.

The program supports career development by helping students connect school, the world of work, and their own futures.

Across the country, more than 250,000 students and 75,000 organizations participate in the event each year, spanning every province and territory.

As an assignment, participating Abbotsford students had to provide a photo and/or video account of their day at work, which were then assessed and judged.

First place went to Hayden Fast from  Robert Bateman secondary who received an iPad Mini, and second prize was presented to Josh Watkins, also from Robert Bateman, who received a $100 gift certificate to Best Buy.

The annual event is co-ordinated locally by the district career programs, and produced nationally by the Learning Partnership.

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