On October 21 and 22, Carmeuse partnered with the STEM School in River Rouge to run CAT loader and bulldozer simulations with students. The teaching opportunity followed a weeklong simulation training of Carmeuse operators intended to provide a learning experience to all employees who operate both pieces of equipment.
The CAT loader and bulldozer equipment simulator provides a safe and consistent training method for teaching heavy equipment operation by combining functional hardware with simulation software replicating the daily job routines of Carmeuse operators. Following the training simulation, Carmeuse operators applied learned skills and practices to real world scenarios.
River Rouge’s Matthew Gower extended the learning experience to Carmeuse’s partner STEM School. Several students participated in the two-day experience, gaining practical skills that can be translated to vocations requiring CAT equipment operations.
“Carmeuse is committed to providing employees with safe training methods to increase safety in real world scenarios. By partnering with the STEM School, we are equipping the next generation with applicable life skills,” said Carmeuse’s Donna Degree-Gordon.