Mickey Truck Bodies is partnering with The Dream Center, a free after-school program in Asheboro, North Carolina, to help educate under-resourced children about their career options as they enter into adulthood and the workforce.
Joshua Soto, Mickey’s Environmental, Health & Safety Manager, is working with the Center’s Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) group to give the students a first-hand look at the various responsibilities of an EHS professional, and discuss how his education has helped him excel in his career.
To get through to kids of this age, Josh says, the key is to make learning “interesting and fun. For example, they really enjoyed testing a Digital Sound Meter.” (Mickey uses Sound Meters to measure the sound decibels in certain areas of its plants. Employees working in any area with a “dBi” reading over 85 are required by OSHA to use hearing protection.) “The kids also had fun trying on different styles of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).”