Leading creator of waterpark products and attractions, Whitewater, has been praised by The Learning Partnership for its outstanding Take Our Kids to Work initiative.
Whitewater was named Canada’s Outstanding Employer by the charity along with just 14 other companies across the country.
“Take Our Kids to Work day is a much anticipated event at WhiteWater, ” commented Kelly Shea, HR Manager, WhiteWater. “Employees await for when their kids are in grade 9 and we hear that kids look forward to it too – especially now that we’ve be doing this for a few years and siblings are coming so they’ve heard about it from their big brother or sister.”
Take Our Kids to Work day is designed to inspire and inform children about possible future career paths. The carefully planned sessions included showing how slides and rides are made and gave students the opportunity to design their own sculpture and use the hot wire to cut it. They were also allowed a secret peek at some of the company’s new rides still under wraps.
Geoff Chutter, WhiteWater's President & CEO said, “They come home with a much greater appreciation for what their parents do, and hopefully how much fun work can be to inspire their futures.”
This latest award comes after Whitewater scooped a Canada’s Best Managed Companies designation for its excellence in management and business practices.