Hundreds of Grade 9 students attend CIBC's "Take Our Kids to Work" day
At CIBC's head office in downtown
Take Our Kids to Work day is a great opportunity to give our young people ideas as to what they may choose as a career," said Al Dodington, Senior Vice President, Human Resources. "The experience serves as an interesting part of their education on the path to adulthood and it allows companies and other organizations, to contribute to that education. CIBC is proud to have given them a glimpse of the working world and what it means to go to work, and to be part of the workforce".
"A key part of the day is impressing upon kids the important skills everyone needs in order to succeed in the working world:
- The ability to read and write well; - Strong oral communication skills; - The ability to work with others; - Strong computer skills; and - A drive to keep learning throughout your career.
"At the end of the day, we hope that the students walk away with
- An understanding of the skills required in today's workforce; - An understanding of the importance of staying in school; - An appreciation of how their parent/host makes a living, which can lead to discussion around their expectations and those of a workplace; and - A fun and practical encouragement to begin thinking about potential career choices."
This morning in
Students in CIBC branches across the country are greeting clients and experiencing how important a bank is to everyday life and how CIBC is involved in the community.
TOKWD introduces Grade 9 students to jobs and professions by allowing them to shadow employees in a variety of businesses for a half or full day. More than 1.5 million young Canadians have learned first-hand about careers and the working world through TOKWD in tens of thousands of workplaces across
CIBC has participated in TOKWD since its inception in 1994, as it aligns with our community investment focus on youth, education and health. In 2008, CIBC contributed more than
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