York University is participating in the annual Take Our Kids to Work program (TOKTW), initiated by The Learning Partnership. This is an annual event when Grade 9 students step into their future and get a glimpse into the working world, as well as document their experience in a final report for their teacher. The 2020 TOKTW day is set for Nov. 4.
About the event
This year, due to COVID-19 restrictions, TOKTW Day will take place virtually as a conference-style event where students are able to sign up for different sessions throughout the day based on their interests. Each session will include background information on the topic, explore different careers and educational pathways, as well as interactive activities and time for students to ask any questions they may have. The program is open to all University community members and we encourage those who can, to join us!
Why support the TOKTW Day initiative?
- TOKTW bridges the gap between the workplace and young people by introducing skills, abilities and knowledge they will need for the future.
- TOKTW allows employers to explain to students’ what skills are most important in the workplace – communication, teamwork, time management and more!
- The program gives employers a chance to promote their industry and professionals within it so that they can attract future specialists in their fields. It also gives students a glimpse into different fields that they may be interested in.
- TOKTW supports York University’s collaboration with the TD Community Engagement Centre, committed to building a more engaged university and maintain interest of the surrounding community as an Anchor Institution.
Registration and event instructions
Any student interested in participating may use the link below to register for the sessions they wish to attend virtually.
Please register no later than Nov. 2. Registration can be completed by following this link: https://hr2.apps01.yorku.ca/machform/view.php?id=22173.
After registering students will receive event instructions and the necessary zoom links to attend the selected sessions. This information will be sent to the email provided upon registration.
Students should attend both the opening and closing sessions. There will be prizes! Parents are welcome to join these sessions as well.
To learn more, view full event details, including the schedule and presentation descriptions, a downloadable PDF is available at this link: https://yfile.news.yorku.ca/files/2020/10/TOKTWD-Package-Draft-2020_v02.pdf.