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2019 Model Schools for Inner Cities Summer School Student Employment – Robotics Programs

The Focus On Youth Toronto program will hire secondary students for employment with the Model Schools for Inner Cities (MSIC) Summer School Program 2019. Students will be employed as summer school robotics monitors. Employment for the program will consist of classroom duties.

Job Description:

  • Support the use of robotics in the classroom for young students grades SK - 8
  • Support setting up robotics equipment and/or peripherals and help to maintain the equipment throughout the program
  • Support elementary classroom teachers in using robotics and coding connected to their language and mathematics programs
  • Provide hands-on support to teachers and students as they explore and learn how to use the robotics tools and peripherals
  • Model and support the use of block coding applications

Skills Required:

  • Knowledge and experience with block coding and robotics (especially Dash & Dot, Sphero, Lego We-Do, EV3 are assets)
  • Ability to work as part of a team and demonstrate initiative and collaboration
  • Excellent oral communication skills

The MSIC Robotics summer school program runs from July 2 to July 26, 2019, with an additional two days for training in June. TDSB students can apply for summer employment through the on-line application form at the bottom of this page from May 2  to May10.

Students hired for the MSIC Summer School Program as robotics monitors will be subject to the documentation process expected of temporary employees of the TDSB:

  • Presentation of identification
  • Confirmation of a bank account for purposes of direct payroll deposit
  • A police reference check clearance is also required for students 18 years of age and older.


  • Must be 16 years of age or older by July 1, 2019.
  • Must be currently registered in a TDSB school or program.

Rate of Pay for MSIC Robotics Summer School Program Student

Students hired will be paid $14.00 per hour plus statutory and vacation pay, subject to applicable deductions. Students will work for 5 hours each day from 8:00am to 1:00pm. 

Application Process

Candidates selected for an interview will receive an email the week of May 21, 2019 stating the date, location, and time of their interview. Candidates will need to arrive 15 minutes prior to their scheduled interview and bring with them a recent reference letter.

Reference Letter

This letter could come from one of the following examples:

  • A TDSB staff person (teacher, guidance, principal)
  • A supervisor / mentor
  • A community leader

Pre-employment Training

Students will begin with pre-employment orientation on topics such as workplace health and safety, emergency first aid, and recognizing and reporting on child abuse.

Key Dates 2019

Date Activity

May 21

Applications close for MSIC summer student employment

Week of May 21

Students selected for an interview contacted via email

Week of May 27

Successful candidates contacted via email.

June (TBA)

Pre-employment Student Training (2 days)

July 2

First day of employment

July 26

Last day of employment




2019 Application MSIC Summer Student Employment