This year, due to COVID-19 restrictions, Take Our Kids to Work (TOKTW) Day will take place virtually as a conference-style event, where students will be able to sign up and attend different sessions throughout the day based on their interests.
On Wednesday, Nov. 3, York University community members will participate in the annual Take Our Kids to Work program™, initiated by the Learning Partnership. This is an annual event that allows Grade 9 students to 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.
About the event
This year, due to COVID-19 restrictions, TOKTW Day will take place virtually as a conference-style event, where students will be able to sign up and attend different sessions throughout the day based on their interests. Each session will include background information on the topic/field, an opportunity for students to 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 those who can are encouraged to join the day’s events.
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 provides employers the opportunity to explain to students the skills that 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 should register for the sessions they would like to attend (virtually) by no later than Nov. 1. Registration can be completed by going to hr2.apps01.yorku.ca/machform/view.php?id=22173.
After registering, students will receive an email with event instructions and the necessary Zoom links to attend the selected sessions. Students are encouraged to attend both the opening and closing sessions, as there will be prizes. Parents are welcome to join these sessions as well.