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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.

2018 Event Details

Take Our Kids to Work Day is Wednesday, November 14, 2018.

The University is pleased to offer, for children of Queen’s faculty and staff, a special day filled with fun activities to keep your Grade 9 student engaged. This year’s event has two separate itineraries: a morning program for students interested in the Arts and an afternoon program for students interested in Sciences.  Either of the campus-led itineraries are optional and provided free of charge, with the exception of the $5 (non-compulsory) Ban Righ Dining Hall lunch, which is open to all students and their parent/guardian.

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.

Morning Itinerary (Arts)

Start Time Subject Location Notes Length
8:30am Take Our Kids to Work Day Registration Stauffer Library Room 121 We ask ALL participants check-in at Stauffer Library. Once the participant is signed in, they will participate in the morning session. 30 min.
9:00am Brain Tips & Tricks with Ian Garner Stauffer Library Room 121 Want to make your brain work for you? Ian Garner from Student Academic Success Services wants to teach you some fun ways to understand your brain, memory and much more! 45 min.
9:50am Physical Activity 1 Tindall Field (NOTE: an indoor location is available for weather issues) A fun game/activity to get the students up and active! 20 min.
10:15am Career Presentation with Sarah Bunting FSLF Lecture Theatre Career Counsellor Sarah Bunting is here to talk to our students about careers and the workforce. It’s never too early to think about the future! 30 min.
10:50am Physical Activity 2 Tindall Field (NOTE: an indoor location is available for weather issues) A fun game/activity to get the students up and active! 20 min.
11:15am Agnes Etherington Art Centre Tour Agnes Etherington Art Centre A guided tour of the Agnes Etherington Art Centre will provide students with information about some of the world’s greatest artists! This will include a visit to the 3 Rembrandt paintings in the gallery’s collection and a tour of the Tau Lewis exhibition when last you found me here. 45 min.
12:00pm Student/Parent Lunch Ban Righ Dining Hall $5/person, cash only. Cash to be paid to Don Ames in exchange for lunch voucher.
Morning participants to be picked up by their parent/guardian from Ban Righ Dining Hall
1 hr.

Afternoon Itinerary (Sciences)

Start Time Subject Location Notes Length
8:30am Take Our Kids to Work Day Registration Stauffer Library Room 121 We ask ALL participants check-in at Stauffer Library. Once the participant is signed in, they will jobshadow their parent/guardian until 12:00pm 30 min.
12:00pm Student/Parent Lunch Ban Righ Dining Hall $5/person, cash only. Cash to be paid to Don Ames in exchange for lunch voucher. 1 hr.
1:00pm Tours of the Queen’s University Phytotron BioSciences Complex, 5th Floor Visit the Queen’s University Biology Department’s Phytotron: 6 climate-controlled zones that houses hundreds of tropical, subtropical and Mediterranean plant species!
Guided tours will be 20 min. each
45 min.
1:50pm Physical Activity 1 Benidickson Field (NOTE: an indoor location is available for weather issues) A fun game/activity to get the students up and active! 20 min.
2:15pm Career Presentation with Sarah Bunting Walter Light Hall 212 Career Counsellor Sarah Bunting is here to talk to our students about careers and the workforce. It’s never too early to think about the future! 30 min.
2:50pm Physical Activity 2 Tindall Field (NOTE: an indoor location is available for weather issues) A fun game/activity to get the students up and active! 20 min.
3:15am Brain Tips & Tricks with Ian Garner Stauffer Library Room 121 Want to make your brain work for you? Ian Garner from Student Academic Success Services wants to teach you some fun ways to understand your brain, memory and much more! 45 min.
4:00pm Student Pick-Up Stauffer Library Room 121 All afternoon participants to be picked up promptly at 4:00pm by their parent/guardian 1 hr.

Registration

Registration is now closed.

Take Our Kids to Work Application Form (HR-FRM-058)
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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.