(HENDERSON, NV)- On April 24, 2014 the Tronox Henderson plant hosted their annual “Take Your Child to Work Day” plant tour and event for their employees’ children. Nearly 30 children of all ages participated. They not only took an extensive tour of the plant, but also watched presentations on safety, thermal imaging, laboratory procedures, security initiatives, and careers in the field of engineering.
The goal of the tour and presentation was to give the children a way to relate to their parents’ profession, while also incorporating fun activities to spark their interests and ensure they enjoyed their learning experience. Students visited a variety of manufacturing “stations” during this daylong event and participated in organized hands-on activities, including a demonstration by Tronox lab personnel who used liquid nitrogen (321 °F below zero) to create the “Dippin’ Dots” ice cream treats, which everyone enjoyed after lunch.
More than10 Tronox employees volunteered their time as presenters and provided attendees with a wide range of real life examples and information on various career paths in the world of engineering and manufacturing. The facilitation of employee participation complements the Henderson plant’s growing corporate citizenship initiative by involving the employees’ families in their company culture. In addition, the participating children’s parents accompanied them on the plant tour and to the various activities planned throughout the day, and provided positive feedback on their experience as well.
Rick Stater, Henderson Plant Manager of Tronox, says, “This was a truly unique experience for the children, and we look forward to continuing to make this an annual event both employees and their children can look forward to each year.”