Career Experience and Workplace Exposure

Primary / Grades K-2

This theme provides opportunities for students to explore and discuss a variety of occupations and workplaces. Students will then reflect upon their own preferences in regard to the nature of the occupations that interest them most and the kinds of work environments in which they might feel comfortable. The goal is to help students gain a virtual or in-person experience of a workplace.

Career development activities for younger students are designed to engage them in focussing and reflecting on particular occupations and workplaces. Experiential learning/exposure activities for older students include the Grade 9 Take Our Kids to Work™ program and other in-person or virtual workplace visits that allow students to observe a worker at a place of employment, experience workplace realities, reflect on occupational skills, and consider their own career interests.