November 3, 2017 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

By Lindsay Marcaccio, Communications Intern

This year’s Take Our Kids to Work Day participants were Liam Talbot, nephew of Dr. Megan Shore, Associate Professor in Social Justice and Peace Studies, Abby O’Toole, daughter of Wendy O’Toole in Enrollment Services and Shawn McIlwaine, nephew of Debbie O’Brien in the Physical Plant department.

Organizers Erin Wilson and Lisa Bayer of Human Resources at King’s prepared a full itinerary for Talbot, O’Toole and McIlwaine starting at 9:30 a.m.  Representatives from Enrolment Services, Physical Plant Department, the School of Social Work, IT and Assistive Technologies led students through their respective areas.  The students also had a sneak peak at student life while dining in the cafeteria. 

Take Our Kids to Work Day launched in 1994.  Over 200,000 children participate every year.  It’s an opportunity for students to have a first-hand look at various professions. These experiences help students make informed education and career decisions. We hope to see these young people back at King’s in years to come!

When asked what the favourite part of the day was, McIlwaine said he enjoyed learning about Assistive Technologies, something he had not considered before.  For O’Toole, it was exploring the IT department.  Every year King’s is proud to participate in this national program that gives high school students a day in the workplace.