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Take Our Kids to Work Day 2020 goes virtual

Human Resources - Organizational Development & Learning is hosting Take Our Kids to Work Day on Wednesday, Nov. 4. This annual event is presented in partnership with The Learning Partnership, an organization focusing on educating children about the working environments in Canada through dynamic collaborations across all business sectors. 

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the event is undergoing several changes to ensure participants are provided the same level of education and enjoyment over the course of a full day of programming. The first major change is that the event is now open to all high school students, not just Grade 9 students, as well as current Queen’s students, both undergraduate and graduate. 

“Since this year’s event will be hosted virtually, we wanted to open the registration to a broader range of student participants,” says Don Ames, Organizational Development Consultant and organizer of the event.

Additionally, all activities will be hosted virtually. Participants will be able to attend workshops by Career Services and Student Academic Success Services, as well as two career fairs, in which participants from different workplaces will be speaking about their careers and answering any questions students may have. Representatives at the fairs include the Sandy Pines Wildlife Centre, the Canadian Armed Forces, and the Agnes Etherington Art Centre. 

“We wanted to showcase careers in different sectors in order to provide different perspectives to our participants,” Ames says. 

For a full agenda, and to register for the event, visit the Take Our Kids to Work Day webpage.  General inquires about the event, registration, or the agenda, can be sent to Don Ames at don.ames@queensu.ca