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Human Resources

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Take Our Kids to Work Day

Human Resources supports the Take Our Kids to Work Day, which is a national program organized by “The Learning Partnership” where Grade 9 students have the opportunity to job shadow their parent/guardian or sponsor for the day. This program highlights the importance of education, skills development, and training while giving Grade 9 students the opportunity to experience the world of work and the variety of career opportunities available to them.

Take Our Kids to Work Day at Engineering & Applied Sciences

The University will be offering, for children of Queen’s faculty and staff, a special day filled with fun activities to keep your Grade 9 student engaged. This itinerary will be optional and provided free of charge, with the exception of a minimal cost for lunch. Children also have the option to only participate the job shadowing element of Take Our Kids to Work Day.

Student Benefits

An opportunity for them to explore career options, through:

  • Understanding the importance of staying in school by learning first-hand what skills are required in today’s workplace
  • Thinking about what aspects of their “work day” they liked and what they didn’t
  • Exploring career options in a practical way and gaining a better understanding of just how many career choices are open to them
  • By spending a day in the life of a working adult, they develop an appreciation of their parents’ work and motivations

Parent Benefits

Helps them prepare their children for the future by:

  • Discussing work experiences with their child
  • Beginning a career discussion based on actual experiences
  • Enriching their child’s experience with discussions before, during and after the workplace visit

Health and Safety

Please note, the following areas at the university are off-limits to Grade 9 students for safety reasons, including:

  • Shops or areas with mechanical, electrical, or other physical hazards
  • High risk laboratories
  • Kitchens or food preparation areas
  • Shipping and receiving loading areas
  • Any other site identified by your supervisor or the Director, Environmental Health & Safety

Additionally, Grade 9 students are prohibited from using or handling hazardous materials and from operating motorized vehicles and power tools.

2019 Event Details

Take Our Kids to Work Day is: Wednesday, November 6th.

The University is pleased to offer, for children of Queen’s faculty and staff, some planned programming with fun activities to keep your Grade 9 student engaged. This year’s schedule of events will run from 9:30am-12:00pm, with career education and resume building workshops, as well as a guided tour of the Arthur B. McDonald Canadian Astroparticle Physics Research Institute.  We are also offering students and their parent/guardian the opportunity to have lunch at Leonard Dining Hall for $5!

Please Note: The campus-led itinerary is optional and provided free of charge, with the exception of the $5 (non-compulsory) Leonard Dining Hall lunch, which is open to all students and their parent/guardian.  Please inform the cashier at the dining hall entrance of your participation in the program and provide your money at that time. 

The lunch portion is cash only, so please ensure all those participating have cash on hand at the lunch hour.  Alternatively, children also have the option to only participate in the job shadowing element of Take Our Kids to Work Day.
Time Activity
8:00-9:30am Job Shadowing with your parent(s)/guardian(s)
9:30-10:30am Careers presentation with Sarah Bunting, Career Counsellor with Queen's Career Services
10:30-11:00am Train your Brain presentation with Alyssa Foerstner, EAL Program Coordinator with Student Accessibility Support Services
11:00am-12:00pm Guided tour of the Arthur B. McDonald Canadian Astroparticle Physics Research Institute
12:00-1:00pm $5 lunch at Leonard Dining Hall with your parent(s)/guardian(s)
1:00-end of day Job Shadowing with your parent(s)/guardian(s)

Registration

Registration is now open!  Please provide your completed registration form via email to safety@queensu.ca or in-person at 96 Albert Street.  The deadline to register is October 30th, 2019

Help and Support

For general enquiries related to Take Our Kids to Work Day, registration or the campus led itineraries please email hrodl@queensu.ca.