November 5th, 2014 marks Take Our Kids to Work Day and 35 grade nine students from across Nova Scotia are participating at the RCMP headquarters in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
Throughout the day, students will get the chance to experience a day in the life of the RCMP. They will observe employees in action from sections such as Police Dog Services, Explosives Disposals Unit, Emergency Response Team, Traffic Services and Recruiting. They will also have the opportunity to tour the Nova Scotia Medical Examiner Facility, located at the Dr. William D. Finn Centre for Forensic Medicine.
‘Taking our kids to work day is a great opportunity for them to see different aspects of the policing environment,’ says Cpl. Lana Woodfine, Nova Scotia RCMP. ‘After today, it is our hope that these students will better understand the role of the RCMP and how exciting and diverse a career with the RCMP can be.’
Take Our Kids to Work is an annual national program where grade nine students are hosted by parents, friends or relatives at workplaces across Canada. Since 1994, the program has been supporting career development by helping students connect school with the world of work and their own future employment.