Take Our Kids To Work Day 2013
November 6, 2013
Winnipeg Airports Authority hosted thirteen Grade 9 students from Winnipeg high schools as part of “Take Our Kids To Work Day”, an initiative aimed at giving students an opportunity to experience and learn about different work places as they begin considering possible career paths.
Led by one of our Goldwing Ambassador volunteers, the day started with a tour of the Air Terminal Building Departures check-in area and Arrivals baggage claim area. The students learned a variety of fun facts about the terminal and the different agencies and businesses at the airport. The students also enjoyed a behind-the-scenes look at peace-keeping at the airport when they toured the on-site Winnipeg Police Services office and holding cells.
Next, the students headed over to the airport fire hall where they experienced a day on the job as an airport firefighter. They tried on gear, sat in the fire truck, and sprayed water from the truck-mounted “snozzle”.
After the fire hall, they toured the Combined Services Building where we house and maintain all the heavy equipment needed to keep the airfield and runways in tip-top operating condition. The students saw our specialized runway plows and sweepers, high-speed snow blowers, dump trucks, line painting equipment, etc.
We enjoyed hosting the students and giving then a unique look at the operational side of the airport. Hopefully we made a good impression and inspired these youth to consider a career in the airport industry.