Grade 9 Students Explore a Career in Client Service at the Canadian Hearing Society
Today, the Canadian Hearing Society opened its doors to nine Grade 9 students as part of Take Our Kids to Work Day. The event presented a unique opportunity for these young people to experience how the organization serves and supports the Deaf and hard of hearing in communities across Ontario.
‘Shadowing’ their parent, friend, relative or volunteer throughout the day gave students a glimpse into the important work, cutting edge technology, and innovative programs delivered by the Canadian Hearing Society. For several students, the day opened their minds to a number of exciting career options that involve helping people and serving the Deaf and hard of hearing communities.
“We were so excited to have these bright, young minds in our office for the day,” said Julia Dumanian, President and CEO of the Canadian Hearing Society. “We are such a dynamic organization with so many different lines of service and career options for students to explore. Today’s youth are the focus of our future.”
Students spent the day at Canadian Hearing Society locations across the province, including in Toronto, Belleville, Kingston and Peterborough. They were able to connect with each other through video conferencing technology as part of the showcase of accessibility solutions the Canadian Hearing Society offers. The students also heard from Canadian Hearing Society experts in the fields of audiology, counselling, administration, and corporate services – to name a few.
As a multi-service agency, the Canadian Hearing Society offers a diverse work environment with a variety of professions for students to consider and pursue. The day provided a rare opportunity to explore many career options and fields of study.
The Canadian Hearing Society is proud to participate in Take Our Kids to Work Day; Canada’s most recognized career exploration event, with an estimated 200,000+ students visiting workplaces every year.
About the Canadian Hearing Society
Trusted since 1940, the Canadian Hearing Society provides industry-leading services and products that enable Deaf and hard of hearing Canadians to overcome barriers to participation. It is an independent, registered non-profit organization that reinvests proceeds from product and program sales back into community services, the focus of the organization. For more information about CHS services, visit www.chs.ca
About Take our Kids to Work Day
Developed by The Learning Partnership in 1994, Take Our Kids to Work Day is an annual event that gives students the opportunity to discover a range of career possibilities and navigate their career interests. The event also gives businesses an opportunity to share knowledge and advice around education, career choices and relevant skills required in today’s workplace.