Most companies believe that the floor of a working factory is much too risky for children. At ARC Specialties, we believe that not allowing kids to tour is even more dangerous.

Because kids need to be exposed to real-world STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Kids need to know their career options, and the world needs engineers and technologists.

This week, a group of kids whom I know from scouting visited ARC Specialties, aka: “The Robot Club.” They had the chance to operate industrial robots and meet welding engineers, mechanical designers, electrical designers, mechanics, electricians, machinists, welders, and programmers.

At the end of the tour, I asked which job they would like. I got three answers: Electrical designer, programmer, and mechanic. All three answers are correct.

If your company doesn’t allow school kids to tour, maybe you should rethink your policy. If your school, church, scout group, etc. would like to tour and learn about how robots are designed and built, contact me.