Grade 9 students were scattered across Kenora yesterday for Take Your Kid to Work Day.

Selena Tod was at the Kenora Dental Professionals office with her mom. She explained the most interesting part of her day on the job.

"The sterilizing. Putting the things in bags, and putting them in the cleaner. And making sure not to touch the machines with your gloves on," she said.

She was pretty decided when she said she didn't want to follow in her mom's foot steps and take up dentistry.

"I don't like looking in people's mouths. I don't really enjoy that," she said.

Matthew Korba-Nyberg learned the ins and outs of insurance at Gillon's during his day with his mom. He explained the basics.

"It's basically how to use the computer properly. How to go through everyone's info, and help them do what they need to do properly," he said.

Korba-Nyberg was confident when asked if he could see himself following in his mom's footsteps.

"Yeah, I'd probably take it as a course or make it my job one day," he said.

Carter McLeod followed his aunt to work at SWEET.

"It's like being seven years old. There's so much candy, it's like Halloween everyday. It's awesome,"

He said it would be great to make a career out of candy and chocolate.

"That would be awesome. It makes you feel good, having memories of being a kid. It would be awesome having flashbacks everyday," he said.

Gabriella Novelli spent the day with her mom, the Curriculum Coordinator for the KCDSB and teacher, Dallis Novelli.

Gabriella said Take Your Kids to Work Day is a great idea.

"I like that you get to experience what it feels like as an adult. Going to teach, or a restaurant. And you get to see what your parents do everyday. What they do to make money," she explained.

Grade 9 students in Kenora have been participating in Take Your Kid to Work Day for over 15 years. 

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