Human Resources

Human Resources

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

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

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.

Stay tuned for more details!