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 April 25, 2000
Delta Technology "Bring A Child To Work Day"

 It won't be hard to notice that the Delta Technology (DT) employee population looks considerably younger on Thursday, April 27. No, it's not the water, but it is Bring A Child To Work Day at Delta Air Lines' information technology subsidiary. DT employees will invite their children, grandchildren and "mentees" to spend a day learning about the information technology industry and related careers.

More than 500 children are expected to attend the event, now in its fifth year at DT, which provides firsthand exposure to Delta Technology's work environment and encourages children to begin thinking about their futures and exploring their career interests and opportunities.

"Technology touches every part of our lives and the lives of our children. It has become a vital part of the way we work and live. Bring a Child to Work Day is one of the most highly anticipated events of the year at DT, and we're thrilled to invite the next generation to spend the day with us to learn about Delta Technology, what we do and how they can succeed in a career in Information Technology," said Di Ann Sanchez, vice president of Human Resources at Delta Technology. "They'll also see life at DT is not all about work; it's also about fun and providing an environment where employees enjoy coming to work."

The children will participate in a variety of events featuring tours of Delta Technology and Delta Air Lines facilities including the Technical Operations Center, Certification Facility and Reliability Center. Featured activities include an intranet scavenger hunt; personal time with members of Delta Technology management whom children can ask questions and learn how they got to where they are today; reading time/storytelling sessions; and caricatures drawn of the children by DT employees. Students from the Jesse Draper Boys and Girls Club will join the mid-day lunch event featuring music, trivia, sand art, balloon animals, clowns, prizes and more. The Identi-Kid Program also will be offered throughout the day in conjunction with the Clayton County Sheriff's Office. Identi-Kid offers a fingerprinting service for guardians and parents as a means to keep permanent identification records of children.

Delta Technology supports Delta Air Lines in pursuing its goal to be the world's greatest airline by providing leading-edge information technology solutions and services. The company is based in Atlanta and employs more than 2,400 people.