My husband works at Industrial Scientific, the leading provider of gas detection service and portable gas detectors. I love that they are family -oriented and that they value each employee and their families. Every year, they host a "Take Your Children to Work" day to commemorate the Workers Memorial Day.
Workers Memorial Day is celebrated to remember those workers who have suffered and died on the job. Industrial Scientific aims to educate the children of what the company stands for and the importance of the services and products that they provide to people and companies. This event also gives the children a glimpse of what their parents do on a day to day basis.
My husband showed the kids all the different kinds of gas detectors. The company building is humongous. They used to have different offices but now they have a new building built where they can all work together as a whole.
Before we went to the orientation area, my husband took us to the place where he works and we met some of his co-workers.
The registration was on the top of the building. Every child was given a gift pack, snacks, and materials that they need during the sessions. Before the activities starts, the CEO did a speech and ask questions where the children are encourage to participate. It was nice.
Our children was not interested in attending last year but this year, they were definitely on board.
The set-up in the lobby reminds me of Google Complex, it's very modern.
Just by sitting in the lobby, you will learn what the company is all about because they have a huge TV and it displays all about the mission, vision, and services of Industrial Scientific.
Parents were not allowed to be with the children so my husband gave me a tour inside the building. It also gave me a chance to take photos where it is allowed.
I was trying to sneak and see what the children were up to. I can't help but take some photos where they at.
Every child was given a clip board and the people in charge posted clues or situation on the wall and they have to evaluate whether the situation is safe or not.
I am glad that both of our children were participating, they learned new things and they also have the chance to be with other children.
After all the activities, the answers of every child was tabulated by a group of IT's and their scores are displayed on the white board on the lobby. The highest score is 42 and both of them got it.
It was a special day not just for our children but for all of us. The kids said that they will definitely attend again next year if given a chance. I am grateful for the company for hosting this event.
I love the idea of take your children to work day, how awesome to get to see what your parents get up to on a day to day basis.ReplyDelete
I always thought this was such a cool idea. My husband doesn't have an offical day to bring the kids to work, but was planning on taking our boys one day over summer vacation.ReplyDelete
I think it is wonderful the employers allow a kids day at work with their parents when possible. The children get to understand just what you do all day long.ReplyDelete
Oh cool, this would be so fun to check out for kids. My husband works in the military and wasn't allowed to take the kids to his job since he's a training instructor.ReplyDelete
When I was the secretary at my church, I always took my son to work! I've not been working outside the home lately, so I guess every day being spent with my son negates needing to take him to work :)ReplyDelete
My coworker was talking about how this day used to be take your daughter to work. I'm glad to see how it is updated to children instead of only being one gender.ReplyDelete
I love the concept of taking children to work for a day. I think children should understand what work is, why parents do it and what it's like.ReplyDelete
Bring my daughter to work with me are some of my favorite memories of when she was young. We had such a great time.ReplyDelete
It sounds like a great event for everyone. Kudos to Industrial Scientific for having this event for the families who work there. It is a wonderful thing they are doing and teaching the children. Thanks for sharing this awesome event.ReplyDelete
Giving kids exposure to work will make them appreciate hard work and perseverance which I think are basic values and skills in life. Kids seems having fun in there.ReplyDelete
This is a great experience for the children. It’s a way for them to appreciate hard work.ReplyDelete
I always loved going with my parents to Take Your Children to Work Day! Not only was it a break from school, but it was interesting to see the day to day of what they did.ReplyDelete
thanks for sharing pictures...ReplyDelete
My hubs was a cop. Most days on take your kid to work day, my son stayed home. One year they went together and stayed in the office for four hours, boring, but it was the only year he could go watch dad boss people around.ReplyDelete
Oh, good to know that your company are into work-life balance. Family day is a nice initiative to let their employees bond with each other including their families.ReplyDelete
How great for your kids to learn a little bit more about where their dad works. It is nice that your company is invested in their employee's families.ReplyDelete
My husband takes my son to work once a year. It's a great way to bond and to teach kids about our workplace.ReplyDelete
Thats a really great way to make children see what work is like and motivate them. More companies should do this.ReplyDelete