Kids at Work In District

Posted On Wednesday November 02, 2022

When Kate Chamberlin walked into the SD73 School Board Office on Wednesday November 2, she didn’t know what to expect.

“It was crazy the amount of different jobs there are in the small spaces in this building,” she said. “It looks a lot smaller from the outside.”

Kate was participating in Take Our Kids to Work day. As a grade nine student at South Kamloops Secondary, she decided to spend the day with her aunt, Micah Strecheniuk, the SD73 Disability /Attendance manager.

It’s a national program hosted by parents friends relatives and volunteers across Canada, and it gives students a chance to explore different careers.

“I am interested a career in health care, like physical therapy and nursing,” said Kate. “Because my Dad’s work, at the hospital, is unable to participate due to Covid, I decided to come and spend the day with my aunt.”

Kate spent the day learning about communications, transportation, and human resources jobs.

“It’s not health-related, really, but there are parts to these careers I can see now would be useful to be aware of in a health care setting,” she said. “For example, human resources and building relationships and communicating with people is important in every career.”

“The more students understand about the jobs of their parents and relatives, the more informed the decisions about their own future career,” said Rick Kienlein, Director of Instruction, Secondary.

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