November 14 is Take Our Kids to Work Day
St. Thomas, ON, November 14, 2018 - Today, over twenty Grade 9 students will be
carpooling with their parents to work and will be participating in Take Our Kids
to Work Day activities at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH).
Launched in 1994, Take Our Kids to Work Day is the most recognized career education
event in Canada, with an estimated 200,000 students visiting workplaces every year.
The annual event involves students spending the day in the workplace of a parent,
relative, or friend where they experience and learn about the world of work. Students
are able to explore career options and navigate their interests in a fun and engaging
way, better preparing them to make informed decisions about their future.
"The event at STEGH has grown substantially over the years," says Lisa Minielly,
Volunteer Services at STEGH. "We have developed an exciting day for the students,
where they will experience a range of activities, including presentations from staff,
tours of various areas within the hospital and opportunities to learn about working
in the health care profession."
According to Canadian Business, the health care sector in Canada continues to grow
due to the aging population and rise of health-related technology. This growth has
resulted in an increased demand for skilled health care providers. As a career choice,
health care can be one of the most rewarding. Health care employees are able to
nurture a desire to help others, and at the same time, earn a living.
STEGH is one of the largest employers in St. Thomas, employing over 880 staff and
almost 200 physicians, dentists and midwives. In addition, STEGH has over 175 volunteers
and hosts close to 130 student placements each year.
About St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital
The St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital is a fully accredited hospital serving the
city of St Thomas and all eight municipalities within the County of Elgin. Hospital
services include: emergency medicine, surgery, cardio respiratory services, palliative
care, chemotherapy, diagnostic imaging, education programs, pediatrics, obstetrics,
and more. Together with community partners, St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital is
committed to delivering excellent patient care experiences in a safe and compassionate