Pleasants Supports Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

(L.) Material Technician John Johnson with his son, Jyles. Jyles is a sophomore at Parkersburg South High School; (r.) Master Mechanic Bryan Jones with his daughter Brylee, a 7th grade student at Williamstown High.

May 15, 2019

The Pleasants Power Plant had some very special visitors in the plant on the last Thursday in April.

Employees welcomed the children of fellow workers, visiting the site as part of the Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day – an annual national public education program that connects what children learn at school with the working world.

The event is designed to encourage girls and boys across the country to dream without gender limitations by exposing them to what a parent or mentor does during the work day and demonstrating the value of education.

The 2019 theme for the annual event was “Workforce Development for All.”

Material Technician George Harris IV with his son George V, a senior at Williamstown High School.

Plant Production Supervisor Jay Morris brought his two boys, nine-year-old Blake and Trenton, age 6.

Blake’s favorite thing was learning to run the plant’s hoist. Trent enjoyed cranking the windows in a company truck up and down. He’d never seen crank windows in a vehicle before. He also enjoyed being high atop the lime silos.